Past Staff — Where Are They Now?

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Sharon Fuller

KftB Program Coordinator, 1995 – 1997
NOW: Faculty of Sonoma State University, Founder and former Executive Director of Mayaat Youth Academy

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: Associate Superintendent, Catholic Schools Diocese of Oakland

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

Program Coordinator, 2001 – 2003
Program Director, 2003 – 2005
Education Director, 2005 – 2008
Associate Director, 2008 – 2014
NOW: Development Director, Rose Foundation and KftB Advisory Board Member

Brenda Salgado

Program/Development Coordinator, 2001 – 2003
NOW: Author, Speaker, Healer, Associate Director for Administration and Communication, Wisdom and Money

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, 2005 – 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: Outreach Program Manager, Save The Redwoods League 

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: Manager/Naturalist, Shore Bird Nature Center, Berkeley Marina

Francis Mendoza

Program Coordinator, 2004 – 2007
NOW: Manager of Community Development, Children and Nature Network

Sayo Costantino

Program Coordinator, 2006 – 2008
NOW: Gardening Education Program Director, 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: Native Plant Nursery Manager, Urban Tilth

Deborah Zierten

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

Shannon Bowen

Development Manager, 2007 – 2008
NOW: Senior Director of Development, Center for Environmental Health

Bhavana Mody

Program Coordinator, 2010 – 2012
Program Director, 2012 – 2013
NOW: Program Manager, Niroga Institute, Oakland

Jose Luis Martinez

Program Coordinator, 2010 – 2011
NOW: Middle School Science Teacher, Oakland Unified School District

Kimberly Aguilar

Program Coordinator, 2011 – 2012
Program Manager, 2012 – 2015
NOW: Second Grade Spanish Bilingual Teacher, New Highlands Academy, Oakland Unified School District and KftB Advisory Board Member

Alicia Thompson

Summer Camp Leader, 2013, 2014 & 2015
Program Coordinator, 2014 – 2015
NOW: Program Manager, Youth LEAD, Environmental Traveling Companions

Daniela Jaramillo

Development/Communications Manager 2014 – 2015
NOW: Doctoral Student at Universidad de Huelva

Aislinn Sterling

Program Coordinator, 2014 – 2015
Program Manager, 2015 – 2017
NOW: Donor Relations Coordinator, Earthjustice

Andrew Patel

Program Coordinator 2015 – 2017
Now: First Grade Teacher, You Ming Charter School, Oakland

Alison Mooradian

Development and Communications Manager 2015 – 2017
NOW: Director of Marketing, Founding Team, Wildgrain

Jo Hoffman

       Summer Camp Leader, 2015
Program Manager, 2015 – 2017
NOW: K-5 Science Teacher at Achieve Academy

Haley Thiltgen

Environmental Educator 1/2018 – 8/2018
NOW: Science Educator, Chabot Space and Science Center

Gabriella Antonova

Development and Communications Manager 2018 — 2019
NOW: Development Coordinator, Stanford University

Valerie Lowe

Summer Camp Assistant Leader, 2016
Summer Camp Leader, 2018
Program Manager, 2018 – 2019
NOW: Education Manager at I Love A Clean San Diego
 
Cynthia DeLeon
       
       Program Manager, 2018 – 2019
       NOW: Community and Government Affairs Program Specialist at Sonoma County Water
 
Marianne Keith
       
       Lead Program Manager, 2018 – 2019
       NOW: Teaching Assistant at Redwood Day School
 
Laurel Sebastian
       
       Education Manager/Lead Program Manager, 2019 – 2021
       NOW: Master’s of Science degree candidate in Ecology at University of California, Davis
 
Sienna Kuykendall
       
      Program Manager, 2019 – 2021
      NOW: Occupational Therapy candidate at San Jose State University
 
Jamie Ball
       
       Program Manager, 2019 – 2021
       NOW: Elementary School Teaching Credential Candidate at University of Victoria, Canada