Kat grew up in Boulder, Colorado and from a young age had an appreciation for the mountains and all things outside. After taking a year off to travel and learn about sustainable development, she found herself on the Central Coast of California attending Cal Poly, through a series of lucky coincidences. Kat studied Anthropology and Geography and focused in International Sustainable Development and Food Systems. Since graduating, Kat has been working for the Ceres Community Project based in Sebastopol, CA. Ceres is a non-profit organization championing the “food is medicine” movement by providing organic, medically tailored meals to low income community members while simultaneously empowering youth to grow and cook the food being provided. Because of her belief that food and lifestyle are the most effective forms of preventative treatment, Kat envisions a future in which medically tailored nutrition is considered a prescribable form of medical intervention covered by insurance. In her free time, Kat enjoys trail running, surfing, playing music, cooking, writing, and devising ways to get back to the mountains. She is very excited to join the GleanSLO team, help eliminate food waste, and provide in-need families with nutritious food!