Past Staff — Where Are They Now?

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Sharon Fuller

KftB Program Coordinator, 1995 – 1997
NOW: Founder and former Executive Director of Mayaat Youth Academy (now retired)

Sami Hermes

KftB Program Coordinator, 1997 – 1998
NOW: Middle School Science Teacher

Jocelyn Manuel (now Jocelyn Pierre-Antoine)

KftB Program Coordinator, 1998 – 1999
Program Director, 1999 – 2000
NOW: School Principal, Saint Bede’s Elementary School, Hayward

Shefali Shah

KftB Program Coordinator, 1998 – 1999
Program Director, 1999 – 2003
Education Director, 2003 – 2010
NOW: Educational Consultant and KftB Advisory Board Member

Sheela Shankar

KftB Program Coordinator, 2001 – 2003
Program Director, 2003 – 2005
Education Director, 2005 – 2008
Associate Director, 2008 – 2014
NOW: Fundraising and Events Consultant

Brenda Salgado

KftB Program Coordinator, 2001 – 2003
NOW: Principal, Nepantia Consulting

Kristina Cervantes Yoshida, Ph.D.

KftB Program Coordinator, 2003 – 2005
Program Director, 2006 – 2007
Education Director, 2007 – 2008
NOW: Environmental Scientist, San Francisco Regional Water Quality Control Board, Coordinator of the Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program.

Keturah Ashfield (now Keturah Kornbluth)

Program Coordinator, 2003 – 2005
Program Director, 2003 – 2006
NOW: Elementary School Teacher, Berkeley Arts Magnet School

Krystal Justice

Program Coordinator, 2003 – 2004
NOW: Elementary School Science Teacher, Oakland Unified School District

Leslie Parra

Program Coordinator, 2003 – 2004
NOW: Program Director/Development Officer, Save Nature

Adrian Wilson

Program Coordinator, 2003 – 2004
NOW: Elementary School Teacher, West Contra Costa Unified School District

Leslie Haynes

Program Director, 2004 – 2006
NOW: Elementary School Teacher

Anthony DeCicco

Program Coordinator, 2004 – 2005
NOW: Education Director, Golden Gate Audubon Society

Francis Mendoza

Program Coordinator, 2004 – 2007
NOW: Naturalist, East Bay Regional Park District

Sayo Costantino

Program Coordinator, 2006 – 2008
NOW: Gardening Education Specialist, Hawaii

Krista Mendelsohn

Program Director, 2007 – 2010
NOW: Curriculum Technician at Ventura County Community College District

Jonah Landor Yamagata

Program Coordinator, 2007 – 2010
Program Director, 2010 – 2012
NOW: Artist

Deborah Zierten

Program Coordinator, 2007 – 2010
Program Director, 20010 – 2013
NOW: Education Manager, Save The Redwood League

Shannon Bowen

Development Manager, 2007 – 2008
NOW: Development Director, Civicorps

Bhavana Mody

Program Coordinator, 2010 – 2012
Program Director, 2012 – 2013
NOW: Elementary School Science Teacher, Napa Unified School District

Jose Luis Martinez

Program Coordinator, 2010 – 2011
NOW: Zero Waste Consultant, Sustainable Consulting, JLM

Kimberly Aguilar

Program Coordinator, 2011 – 2012
Program Manager, 2012 – 2015
NOW: Third Grade Spanish Bilingual Teacher, New Highlands Academy, Oakland Unified School District

Alicia Thompson

Summer Camp Leader, 2013, 2014 & 2015
Program Coordinator, 2014 – 2015
NOW: Backpacking Instructor, Outward Bound

Daniela Jaramillo

Development/Communications Manager 2014 – 2015
NOW: English Language Teacher, Spain