KIN UC Santa Barbara
I like KIN because it encourages kids to think outside the box and be creative with their health! It's awesome to see how the kids get excited about food and take ownership of their nutrition. Some hobbies I enjoy are running and feeding my dog carrots.
Food Access Director
My name is Anastassia Dardenne and I am a third year cell and developmental biology major at UCSB. I really enjoy cooking (whether healthy or not) and spending time outdoors. I’m really excited to be the director for KIN’s Food Access pillar!
I love KIN because of the connections we form with the students and watching them grow and learn alongside the instructors throughout the short six weeks. I'm invested in education and nutrition accessibility, and appreciate the advocacy KIN is involved in outside of the curriculum. In my free time, I enjoy playing piano, reading, cooking and building my collection of white shoes!
Being a KIN volunteer has been one of the best parts of my UCSB experience! I love hanging out with the kids and teaching them about all the colorful fruits and vegetables to eat! During my free time, I like to sing, work out, and eat dates!
I’m currently a fourth year Psychological Brain Sciences major but my passion is nutrition! I look forward to becoming a registered dietitian and helping others live a more balanced life style. I love how KIN’s goal is to educate kids about the importance of leading a healthy life style at a young age. In my free time I love weightlifting! Oh, and I also really love avocados!
I love that KIN focuses on teaching kids the value of nutrition and healthy habits at a young age! It's a lot of fun because the kids are awesome and super enthusiastic. In my free time, I enjoy doing sculpture projects and relaxing!
Assistant Research Director
I like KIN because it is a super rewarding and fun way to give back in an area that’s interesting to me. It's also a very important issue that does not get a lot of attention even though nutrition behavior at a young age can have massive impacts on quality of life. I like to scuba dive and I’m a massive baseball fan.