Hi! My name is Isabella Escobar and I am one of the two interns with Florida Impact’s Farm to Leon County Schools initiative — also referred to as “Farm to Fort” when working within the Fort Braden community.
I am originally from Orlando and currently live in Tallahassee for school.
This is my senior year at Florida State University. My major is Dietetics and my intended minor is Child Development.
I’m on the path to becoming a Registered Dietitian and through this internship have had the opportunity to do work I am passionate about. I have been excited to offer nutrition education to the Fort Braden community.
My goal is to serve women and children as a Registered Dietitian in a community and clinical nutrition setting. I would like to expand my work to low-income communities and work in maternal nutrition.
The Farm to Fort initiative has allowed me to work with the community to learn about local produce, healthy recipes, SNAP benefits, and much more.
My favorite part has been working with children one-on-one to hear their experiences with food.
I already feel I have received so much from the internship, but I am excited to see what more projects we accomplish.