Meet Our Facilitator
Alexis Daniels, MS, OTR/L is the Director of the East Boston YMCA’s Teaching Kitchen and founding member of Eastie Farm, East Boston’s first non-profit urban farm. Alexis balances her time between classrooms, gardens, and the kitchen, cross-pollinating these beloved worlds. As a Parachute Teacher, she is motivated by the following questions: How do we prepare urban youth to address 21st century environmental and social problems, from food deserts to food waste? How do we engage children to be solutions-focused, systems-thinkers (and eaters)? Alexis takes "food for thought" literally, using cooking to increase scientific literacy and spark innovation.