Hey my name is Di’Jhena Thomas, a.ka. DaeDae, I’m 17 years old and a junior at De La Salle North Catholic High School. I have been at Food Works for 3 1/2 years. Starting out as a shy quiet girl on the summer crew back in 2010, I have managed to work my way up the Food Works ladder. In 2011 I was a crew member on the Academic Year Program (AYP) and that summer was a Market Crew Leader & the St. John’s Farmer’s Market Manager. This past 2012 AYP I was a crew leader once again and helped to launch a vegetable plants starts business with adults in my community. This summer I have taken on the new adventure of being the 2012 CSA Manger!
Food Works has helped me improve myself and grow up. Starting off as a shy girl to an outspoken, brave, confident, professional young lady. Being at Food Works I have gained many skills such as public speaking, budgeting skills, and leadership skills. The most shocking part of being at Food Works for me is the way they have changed my diet and eating habits. Since 2010 I have been eating healthier. I remember the day I first looked at Kale and had no idea what it was. I sure didn’t want to eat something that I didn’t know what it was! Now I’m eating many veggies and I have discovered that I loveKale, specifically Red Russian, and Rainbow Swiss Chard.
This year as CSA Manager my goal is to give the best boxes and make my customers happy and full! Food Works is a great program and has a great team of support. Food Works is my family and I’m honored to be apart of it. Any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me!
Foodworks CSA Manager