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Meet the 2016 Fellow: Marisol Zavaleta Martin

Marisol Zavaleta Martin, Healthy Retail Associate, The Food Trust


Marisol Zavaleta Martin is a Healthy Retail Associate with The Food Trust, a nationally recognized nonprofit working to ensure that everyone has access to affordable, nutritious food and information to make healthy decisions. Marisol implements the healthy corner store program in San Jose, CA that increases the availability and awareness of healthy foods in corner stores through a multifaceted approach including: a marketing campaign to make healthy foods attractive, increasing store capacity to sell healthy items, training and technical assistance to store owners to provide the skills to make healthy changes profitable, and linking corner store owners to community partners, local farmers and fresh food suppliers. Previously, she worked both in the private and public sector working to close the achievement gap in marginalized communities and in business development. Marisol’s interests include advancing food access and education, immigration reform, and building a sustainable future. Marisol was raised in San Jose, California and attended Santa Clara University where she got her bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Information Systems. In her spare time, Marisol enjoys strength training and any outdoor activity that feeds her love of nature.

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