Violeta Sandoval emigrated from El Salvador to San Francisco five years ago. She studied Culinary Arts and Odontology, and has extensive training in working at the community level to advocate for healthier lifestyles. As a volunteer with Urban Sprouts (previous to her employment), Jamestown Community Center, Fresh Approach, and CARECEN, Violeta has brought valuable skills, knowledge, and resources to her community. She has a strong track record in creating practical and understandable programs that make effective change in lowering rates of diabetes, cholesterol, and obesity in her Latina/Latino community in San Francisco.

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