Fabiola Diaz Negrete
Job title: Bilingual Nutrition Educator
Where do you live? Racine, WI
Where did you grow up? Mexico City
How many years have you been in Extension? 20 years!
Tell us a little about your role in Extension: I’ve served as a nutrition educator for the past two decades. During this time, I’ve reached numerous families and individuals in both Racine and Kenosha counties. Helping these communities adopt a healthier lifestyle and gain new perspectives about food has been an honor and a passion of mine. Participating in trainings and collaborating in local and statewide initiatives has helped me develop a broad view of the goals and the work we do as an institution as well as of the impact of that work.
What motivates you in your position? As educators we have the unique opportunity and privilege to work with the people of Wisconsin on a personal level. Every day we develop relationships that lead to trust, then change. I have an enormous amount of gratitude for this opportunity. Although not every relationship will result in change, I try hard to connect with people from the heart. Making this human connection and knowing I’m helping different people everyday motivates and drives me to continue towards my goals: to serve people and eat food, LOL!
How many years have you been in the Latino Employees Resource Group (LERG)? Since it started!
What is your favorite aspect of LERG? My favorite aspect of LERG is to share the challenges that the Latinx community experiences across the state in the different communities LERG members come from.
One unique or surprising fact about you that you'd like to share with us: I take risks even though sometimes I’m fearful.
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