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Krista Fuentes


Krista Fuentes is a Master’s of Anthropology student at the University of Colorado, Denver. She received her BA in Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley. Krista grew up in California’s Central Valley, one of the world’s most productive agricultural regions. Most recently, Krista taught 6th grade math at a charter school located in the Denver metro area. This experience opened her eyes to the realities of child hunger, diet-related illness, and inaccessibility to quality healthy food. In addition to teaching math, she also taught an elective course on health and wellness. Her research will examine who is benefiting from local food reform and who is left out. She has developed an acute concern for children’s nutritional health and desire to establish a better food-secure community. She believes a good place to begin evaluating this question is in public institutions, such as schools, hospitals, and universities.


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