Category Archives: The Food Trust

August 06

Cali2Philly: My Favorite Day

Rewind to a few weeks ago… As I sit here down the shore (New Jersey, I’m a local now) escaping the triple digit extra high humidity of Philly, my friends are asking about the latest group of photos I posted. I got the biggest smile on my face because this day brought me so much […]

July 19

Cali2Phily: My intro to food deserts…

This concept was one I wasn’t familiar with until I moved to Philadelphia to start my assignment. Food deserts are defined as parts of the country vapid of fresh fruit, vegetables, and other healthful whole foods, usually found in impoverished areas. This is largely due to a lack of grocery stores, farmers’ markets, and healthy […]

November 10

You may not recognize me…

I think the greatest revelatoin  I have had on my PULSE assignment is that for the very first time in my life I have Work Life Balance.  It’s been a shocking revelation as I didn’t realize the lack of balance had gotten so extreme.  I have always struggled with saying no to things and worked […]

October 27

Back to School is all the HYPE

Although I have been out of school for many years, I still get a little pang of sadness when summer ends and school begins. This year was different though – I was still sad the summer was over, I was looking forward to September and the start of school because it meant the start of […]

September 01

Summer fun translates to a difference for others…

I can‘t believe it’s already been 30 days since I left my hectic role in HR supporting the US Vaccines business to start my PULSE assignment at The Food Trust in Philadelphia! My days of multiple meetings, conference calls, IPOs and countless deliverables have been replaced with discussions on social issues, planning for sustainability, attending […]

July 25

I’m a Privileged White Girl

I have worked in Human Resources since I graduated from college. Initially, my major was Psychology and my intention was to save the world.  But when I realized how much the world was going to pay me for doing so I opted for a corporate job – or I would be forced to endure the […]

December 19

Do you believe in magic? John Sebastian

We just had 2 huge events this past month that the team I am on executed – HYPE summits (Healthy You Positive Energy) – one for high schools and one for middle schools. These events are an experience that is even hard to write on paper. Imagine a room full of 200+ youth all part […]

December 11

All good things come to the end

Last week I came back home. My project finished at the end of November so there was no reason for staying any longer. It seems to me very strange that the PULSE experience is finished, after one year. These days, last December I was extremely excited because I was about to apply but I was […]

November 21

Thankful for the Teachers

It is one of those beautiful days that stick in your mind as the perfect fall day …. the leaves are starting to change, the temperature has dropped enough to make you need a jacket, the sun is out and I am outside walking to Global Leadership Academy charter school. We are visiting a school that has […]

October 20

I believe the children are the future, teach them well and let them lead the way … (Whitney Houston)

Yes I now just put that song in your head probably all day – #sorrynotsorry. You may have seen pictures in my blog before of her but I want you to meet Priscilla and get ready to be amazed by her just like I am! Priscilla and the #GetHypePhilly kids are leading the way to a healthier Philly. […]

August 30

Its like a heat wave burning in my heart

We are in a heat wave in Philadelphia. There is a storm on its way. And I am climbing on board a yellow school bus – being granted the fortunate luck to get out of the office again to witness first hand the impact the youth and Get HYPE Philly are having in this city. […]

July 28

Field Trips (with pics)!

Week 2 is now complete and what a week it was (check out me & my team in our Get HYPE Philly! gear). To give you the highlights: – First visit – heading across the bridge to Camden and helping kids learn about the food environment. When asked about the food environment in their community – […]

July 19

Hello, I am new here …

Friends, week 1 of my PULSE journey is in the books. I am officially working for Get HYPE Philly! funded by GSK and led by The Food Trust. Get HYPE Philly! brings together 10 nonprofit Collective partners to empower Philly’s young people as leaders, preparing them to live healthier lives and create healthier communities. I will go […]

June 30

“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it” Edith Wharton

I am a second generation GSK’er. My dad retired in 2014 with 30 years and my sister has worked here for 14 years. I remember coming to bring your daughter to work day in the mid 1990s and never knew years later I would be working here! GSK is not only where my family works […]

March 18

I am Experiencing My Pulse Every Moment – Kindling Hope ♣ & Happiness Around ♥

“Hands Raised to Serve are More Blissful then Hands Raised to Pray”.