BA in Sociology with an emphasis in Public Health
Intensive Leadership, Facilitation and Training (ILFT)
[a year-long community of practice examining race and power in food and nutrition education]
My greatest education has been growing up as a woman of color in the United States of America
[Pronouns: she/ her/ hers]
As a member of our teacher team, Hana co-facilitates in our public training program across a wider range of offerings, including Facilitation Skills: Creating Inclusive and Purposeful Meetings, and Supervision: Relationships and Structures that Help us Thrive.
Previously, Hana found her home and heart in food justice and has worked across various organizations and capacities in food systems. Most notably, Hana gained her love for experiential learning and popular education pedagogy at the Edible Schoolyard Project, where she served as their program manager. There, she worked alongside a community of educators, farmers, and chefs to develop and iterate on a whole-child approach to teaching CA standards based curriculum in a two-acre farm and kitchen classroom in Berkeley, CA.
Much of Hana’s facilitation practice comes from her time facilitating learning experiences in K-8 classrooms and leading the Edible Schoolyard Academy, which convenes over 100 educators annually from across the globe to learn and share best practices of garden and cooking education. It is there that she learned the power of convening. She has presented at the Annual California Farm to Cafeteria Conference, the Biannual National Farm to Cafeteria conference, and guest lectured at her Alma Mater, University of California, Davis on inclusive teaching practices and strategies in experiential classrooms.
Hana is a proud child of immigrants, a product of the public school system, and lover of people and food (in that order). Hana believes that food is the center of community, heart, and solidarity. This principle guides her in her work and mission to connect all people to their inner power, by way of their relationship to food, culture, and nature.
As a child of the Korean diaspora, Hana is constantly immersing herself in traditional Korean food, mythology, and art to reconnect with her roots. Hana is a lover of all things print and hand-lettered, avid consumer of pop culture, and is a Young Thug enthusiast.
- Decolonization is not a Metaphor by Eve Tuck, K. Wayne Yang
- The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
- Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students by Zaretta Hammond
- White Supremacy Culture from Dismantling Racism: A Workbook for Social Change Groups by Kenneth Jones and Tema Okun