Danielle is a Nutrition Coordinator with Drexel University’s PA SNAP-Ed/ Eat Right Philly program.
She graduated from West Virginia University with a B.S. in Human Nutrition and Foods and a minor in Food Science and Technology.
In college, Danielle served as a Student Wellness Ambassador, where she promoted and facilitated wellness programs throughout campus. After graduating, she worked as an AmeriCorps VISTA Nutrition Educator at a food pantry in Omaha, Nebraska. She has also coached competitive gymnastics at a local YMCA.
Danielle enjoys weightlifting, sports, hiking, fall weather and babysitting her niece and nephew. Some of her favorite fruits and vegetables are blueberries, red peppers, raspberries, and Brussels sprouts.
- Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Services
- Bodine High School for International Affairs
- Constitution High School
- Center City Middle College
- Parkway Center City Middle College
- Walter B. Saul High School
- Science Leadership Academy Middle School
- Spring Garden School
- Martha Washington Academics Plus
Miranda is a Nutrition Coordinator with Drexel University’s PA SNAP-Ed/ Eat Right Philly program.
She graduated from New York University with a B.A. in Gender and Religion, with an emphasis on intersectionality in health and education.
She previously worked as a Program Coordinator for HealthCorps. In that role, Miranda provided health education lessons and nutrition workshops to six high schools in the Bronx, New York. She is excited to be in Philadelphia and connect with students, staff, and community members in her new home city.
During her free time, Miranda likes to bike, bake, travel, and have picnics with friends and family. Some of her favorite fruits are mangoes and blueberries, and some of her favorite vegetables are eggplant and kabocha squash. However, she is always interested in trying new foods!
- AMY 5 @ James Martin
- Belmont Elementary Charter School
- Murrell Dobbins CTE High School
- Horace Furness High School
- James Wright Recreation Center
- General George A. McCall School
- A. Phillip Randolph Skill Center High School
- Roxborough High School
Jim DiDomenico, MS
Jim is a Program Manager with Drexel University’s PA SNAP-Ed/ Eat Right Philly program.
He graduated from the University of Delaware with an M.S. in Human Nutrition and the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Chemistry.
In his free time, Jim enjoys cycling, lifting weights, Philadelphia sports, and urbanist advocacy. His favorite fruits are mangoes and watermelon, and his favorite vegetables are squash and broccoli rabe.
- Joseph H. Brown Academics Plus
- Feltonville School of Arts & Sciences
- Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School
- Julia R Masterman High School
Kristin Prendergast, MS
Kristin is a Nutrition Coordinator with Drexel University’s PA SNAP-Ed/ Eat Right Philly program.
She graduated from Logan University with an M.S. in Nutrition and Human Performance and Rowan University with a B.S. in Health and Exercise Science.
In her free time, she enjoys blogging about nutrition, finding new trails to run, spending time with family, reading, and traveling.
Kristin loves teaching about nutrition and wellness! She says that being able to empower others to make healthy changes in their lives is the most rewarding part of her career.
- Building 21
- Franklin Learning Center
- Benjamin Franklin High School
- Samuel Gompers High School
- High School of Engineering and Science @ GW Carver
- Parkway Northwest High School for Peace and Social Justice
- Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School
- Science Leadership Academy
- General Louis Wagner Middle School
Roselyn (Rozz) Zeyl
Rozz is a Nutrition Coordinator with Drexel University’s PA SNAP-Ed/ Eat Right Philly program.
She graduated from Drexel University with a M.S. in Human Nutrition and completed her dietetic internship at Simmons University in Boston, Rozz worked with Eat Right Philly while a grad student at Drexel, learning the work of a nutrition educator. She is thrilled to be back home in Philadelphia to help create sustainable, healthy habits that the whole community can adopt.
During her free time, Rozz loves to experiment in the kitchen, dabble in pottery making, and share lots of laughs with her loved ones. Some of her favorite fruits and vegetables include watermelon, cherries, potatoes, and sweet peppers. Although, some of her favorite food cuisines are Korean and Japanese.
- The Promise Academy at Roberto Clemente Middle School
- General Phillip Kearny School
- Kensington Health Sciences Academy
- Lankenau High School
- SquashSmarts @ The Lenfest Center
- Samuel Powel School
- John B Stetson Charter School
- The Linc
Becky is a Project Coordinator with Drexel University’s PA SNAP-Ed/ Eat Right Philly program.
She graduated from Rutgers University with a B.S. in Nutrition and Food Science.
She is excited to work in nutrition education, creating healthier food environments for all. She previously worked for The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as a dietetic technician and nutrition research assistant. Before that she worked for The Food Trust as a nutrition educator providing nutrition lessons to public schools across Philadelphia.
During her free time, Becky likes to visit Philly’s local parks, bike around the city, yoga, and spending time with her dog, husband, family, and friends. Some of her favorite fruits and vegetables include blueberries, avocados, eggplant, and sweet potatoes.
- Dornslife Center
- Alain Locke School
- Mantua Haverford Community Center
- Morton McMichael School
- Miles Mack Recreation Center
Tori is a Nutrition Coordinator with Drexel University’s PA SNAP-Ed/ Eat Right Philly program. She graduated from LaSalle University with a B.S. in Nutrition Science.
Before working for Drexel, Tori worked in community nutrition programs with organizations such as Philadelphia Corporation for Aging. She has also worked with the Philadelphia School District as a Nutrition Educator and discovered her passion for working with children and their families to achieve healthier lifestyles!
During her free time, Tori likes to spend time with her family, cook for/with her children and visit the beach as often as possible. Her favorite fruits are pineapples and strawberries, and her favorite vegetables are asparagus and sweet potatoes.
- Thomas A. Edison High School
- Philadelphia Charter School for the Arts & Sciences @ HR Edmunds
- Frankford High School
- Hancock Demonstration School
- Warren G. Harding Middle School
- General Harry Labrum Middle School
- Lincoln High School
- Austin Meehan Middle School
Allysandra (Ally) Aponte
Ally is a Nutrition Coordinator with Drexel University’s PA SNAP-Ed/ Eat Right Philly program. She graduated from Kaplan University with a B.S. in Health and Wellness.
After college, Ally went on to work as a community outreach coordinator. She set up community events to teach the importance of a healthy diet, proper chiropractic care, and physical activity. Ally is excited about getting involved with her schools and is looking forward to what the school year will bring!
In her spare time, Ally loves cooking for her family and friends as much as possible. She also enjoys being outdoors, going to as many country concerts as possible, trying out new, local restaurants, and watching reality TV shows. Her favorite fruits are raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, mangoes, and bananas. Her favorite vegetables are asparagus, Brussels sprouts, and green beans.
- Samuel S. Fels High School
- Edwin Forrest School
- Grover Washington Middle School
- Northeast High School
- Tacony Academy Charter School
- Vaux High School: A Big Picture School
- Woodrow Wilson Middle School
Melissa Matsumura, MS, RD, LDN
Melissa is a Program Manager with Drexel University’s PA SNAP-Ed/ Eat Right Philly program. She graduated from Marywood University with an M.S. in Sports Nutrition and Exercise Science and Eastern New Mexico University with a B.S. in Biology. She is a Licensed Registered Dietitian.
She enjoys influencing healthy eating habits at each school and is excited to continue encouraging her students to gain confidence in cooking and tasting new recipes.
Melissa enjoys exploring different places and creating new things. Her favorite fruits are avocado, blueberry, and mango and favorite veggie is Hatch Green Chili.
- George Washington High School
- South Philadelphia High School
- Swenson Technical High School
- Laura W. Waring School
Christina is a Nutrition Coordinator with Drexel University’s PA SNAP-Ed/ Eat Right Philly program.
She graduated from West Chester University with a B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics and a minor in Exercise Science.
In college, Christina volunteered at a local YMCA, where she educated children and adults about the importance of healthy eating and physical activity. After graduating, she joined the American College of Sports Medicine and American College of Nutrition organizations.
Christina enjoys lifting weights, doing yoga, and trying out new restaurants. Christina’s favorite fruits and vegetables are mangoes, grapes, asparagus, squash, and broccoli.
- Hill-Freedman World Academy
- Martin Luther King High School
- KIPP North Philadelphia Academy
- KIPP Philadelphia Preparatory Academy
- Mariana Bracetti Academy Charter School
- Jules E. Mastbaum High School
- Philadelphia High School for Girls
- Roosevelt Elementary School
- Widener Memorial School
Vanessa R. Altidor
Vanessa is a Nutrition Coordinator with Drexel University’s PA SNAP-Ed/ Eat Right Philly program.
She graduated from Temple University with a B.S. in Public Health.
She previously held a similar position at Health Promotion Council, which fortified her experience in educating children, adults, seniors, persons in transitional housing, persons experiencing homelessness, and other at-risk populations about nutrition and healthy lifestyles. She enjoys making nutrition and health information simple, relatable, and relevant to her participants. She is excited about getting involved with gardening programs at her schools.
In her free time, Vanessa loves spending time with her family and friends, cooking, and anything dealing with creative arts. She is also passionate about learning. Her favorite fruits are watermelon, red grapes, and mangos. She also loves mushrooms, tomatoes, soft shell crabs, and maiis moulin, a traditional Haitian dish.
- Kensington High School
- William C. Longstreth Elementary School
- Motivation High School
- Overbrook Education Center
- Overbook High School
- Penn Treaty School
- Science Leadership Academy @ Beeber
- The U School: Innovation Lab
- Tilden Middle School