Meet the NutritionFacts.org Team
Katie oversees all of our numerous projects and manages the nonprofit logistics. Katie is not only a long time follower of NutritionFacts.org, but also a graduate of New York University with a passion for cooking delicious, healthy meals. Katie resides in Philadelphia with her husband, their pup, Lou, and their two chinchillas, Chey and Shoshanna.
Chief Technology Officer
Christi oversees our technology architecture, operations, web development, and design at NutritionFacts.org. She has extensive industry experience in full-stack web development, web design and user experience, and is passionate about making the world a better place using technology. In her free time, Christi enjoys code collaboration, advocating for elementary STEM education, and playing classical piano. She resides in Boardman, Ohio with her family and companion animals.
Jenny maintains our user and supporter relations, tracks donations, and manages our nonprofit state registrations. She is a graduate of Kansas State University with a degree in Political Science and has years of experience in administrative work as an Administrative Coordinator at Christ Church, which she is now very excited to use at her position at NutritionFacts.org. Jenny loves to spend time outdoors, try new plant-based recipes and play trivia. She resides in the DC Metro area with her husband.
Senior Director of Programs
Kate comes to us with almost a decade of experience running programs and managing volunteers. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with an English degree and has spent the bulk of her career in educational non-profits. In her free time, Kate enjoys being outdoors, traveling, and cooking plant-based meals. She lives in Pittsburgh with her husband and their three companion animals.
Social Media Director
Kristina manages our day-to-day social media presence and strategy. She is a registered dietitian and received her Masters in Public Health from the University of Minnesota. Kristina has been recognized by her peers as a “Dietitian Hero” for the volunteer work she has done in Haiti. Previously, she worked with Blue Zones to assist with research, writing, and recipe development for project sites. In her free time, Kristina enjoys figure skating, practicing yoga, taking pictures, being with her friends and family, and traveling the world.
Global Volunteer Director
Steven manages our volunteer projects and coordinates volunteer efforts at NutritionFacts.org. He has previously traveled the country to raise awareness about where our food comes from and promote healthy alternatives. Steven is based out of San Diego and enjoys spending time with his loved ones, making art, exercising, and volunteering.
Translations Project Manager
Diana is our Translations Project Manager who comes from a telecommunications background with team coordination and management experience. She is a dedicated mother of a one-year-old daughter and four rescued dogs who live with her and her husband in Monterrey, Mexico. She has been following a plant-based diet for more than five years, and she loves to cook and try new recipes. In her free time, she crochets beautiful amigurumi.
Graphic Design Director
Dustin is our graphic designer and is responsible for making sure that NutritionFacts.org stays looking sharp at all times. He is also a certified personal trainer and joins the team with an interesting background in food, fitness, photography, and design. Dustin loves to fill his free time with riding his bike across town, reading, and good coffee. Representing the Midwest, he resides in Springfield, Missouri where he can be found participating in the local creative community. He is most likely to be found in a coffee shop or at any one of the beautiful camping spots nearby.
Chinese Social Media Manager
Hailey manages our Chinese social media platforms and video translations. She is a global citizen who has lived and worked in 6 countries. From working as a medical interpreter in the US, volunteering in impoverished areas in the Philippines, to designing and facilitating educational programs in Vietnam to help individuals discover who they are, she has been dedicating her life to creating a better world for all. In her free time, she shares about her plant-based lifestyle on her personal blog and social media.
Mary joins the team with over ten years of experience in public relations and marketing and seven years teaching in higher education. She earned her Bachelor’s from Rowan University, a Master’s from Monmouth University, and also has her APR. She is passionate about plants — growing them, cooking with them, and teaching people about their many health benefits — and she is honored to be a part of the NutritionFacts team. She resides on the East Coast with her husband, sons, and two dogs.
Digital Outreach Manager
Lauren manages NutritionFacts.org’s digital marketing strategy and campaigns. She comes from an 8-year background in digital advertising, and also has a keen interest in nutrition research. She is an outdoor, travel, and animal-lover, and a proud sponsor-mom to a beautiful pig, Piggy Sue, who lives on a sanctuary in South Africa. She spent most of her life in Cape Town (South Africa), has lived in South Korea for a bit, and is now based in Northern Virginia with her fiancé.
Ángela Graña Varela
Spanish Social Media and Program Coordinator
Ángela, the youngest member of our team, manages our Spanish Social Media platforms, blog translations, and acts as an editor for anything Spanish related. She’s a professional translator whose working languages are Spanish, English and French. Originally from Spain, Ángela is currently studying for a Multilingual Communication degree in Geneva. She lives at the French side of the border with her husband and her chihuahua, Blues.
Full-Stack Web Developer
Steven is the newest addition to our team at NutritionFacts.org. His area of expertise is full-stack development, but he brings a variety of skills and knowledge to the team. He has previously worked as a personal trainer and — in his free time — is passionate about lifting, snowboarding, and other outdoor activities. Steven lives in Austin, Texas with his girlfriend and his cat, Rambo.