311 Fair Lane
Placerville, CA 95667
UC CalFresh Nutrition Education Program
Diedra works for the CalFresh Healthy Living Central Sierra office as a Nutrition Educator. She holds a degree in journalism and a multiple-subject credential and has worn many hats in her professional life: from a reporter at a weekly paper to a content and assessment editor at a large publishing company in addition to 12 years of elementary classroom experience.
She is a life-long learner and considers every life experience as an opportunity to grow and develop as a human. She is an avid slow/whole-food cook, gardener, amateur forager, and became a certified California Naturalist in 2021.
Prior to landing in Placerville in 2018, her family slow-traveled across the US and Canada, living fulltime in a 5th wheel RV and road schooling her two boys. Throughout her family’s four years of travel and while at home, she continues to grow as a cook, one who prioritizes fresh, healthy and affordable food. She has made meals and meal time an integral part of family life and takes great joy in feeding her family with foods that she has grown..
Diedra is a poet and writer and often inspired through her deep love of the outdoors. She regularly explores her local Sierra foothill lands through mountain biking, hiking, camping. She is thrilled to assist students, adults and families make and nurture healthy choices.