New Area Nutrition Agent for EFNEP

Elisabet Trujillo has joined the LSU AgCenter team! When Elisabet is not at work, she resides in the Touro area caring for her rescue cats. Her hobbies include gardening, hammocking, biking in uptown New Orleans, and taking yoga and cycling classes. She grew up in a culturally diverse environment, living in Metairie, LA for most of her childhood years and traveling to Honduras in the summers to spend time with her family. Her mother’s family is from Honduras and her father’s side from Columbia; mainly speaking Spanish at home. Seeing firsthand the food insecurities and public health disparities that plagued Honduras, she began to have an interest in public health early on.

As Elisabet got older, she learned these same struggles were also within Louisiana. Throughout high school, she coordinated volunteer efforts with Ecole Classique’s Key Club to aid in food distribution throughout Jefferson and Orleans Parish. In 2018, Elisabet completed her undergraduate degree at LSU College of Agriculture, where she discovered the LSU AgCenter Extension offices and their mission. Her major was nutrition and food science with a concentration in dietetics. She continued to complete a dietetic internship at Tulane in 2020, where she gained experience in many community nutrition settings throughout various locations in Louisiana including Early Head Start & Head Start Youth Programs, Second Harvest Food Bank, and Jefferson & Orleans Parish Extension offices.

After Tulane, Elisabet attained a Nutrition Educator/CPA position at a Westwego WIC Clinic. After a year, she moved to Aramark, Inc. to gain more managerial experience as a CBORD coordinator. Today, Elisabet is very excited to fulfill the role of Area Nutrition Agent for EFNEP in the Orleans Parish office and hopes to grow her career with the LSU AgCenter in the future. She plans to bring her positive demeanor and creative ideas to better serve the Orleans Parish population and surrounding areas.

7/7/2022 9:25:20 PM
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