Working alongside Mayor Kevin Johnson, FUSE Executive Fellow Erika Dimmler played a leadership role in executing the Greenwise Action Plan. Erika brought together key stakeholders throughout Sacramento, including Sac High, Sacramento’s public schools, and the city of Sacramento, to build a national prototype for a healthy food and jobs program called Edible Sac High. Her efforts led to an integrated food systems curriculum at Sacramento High School that includes a schoolyard garden, student kitchen instruction, and cafeteria management experience.
ERIKA DIMMLER (2012-13) came to FUSE after 16 years of experience at CNN. At CNN, Erika served as a senior producer covering a range of stories, including the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, inauguration of President Barack Obama, and G20 summits around the globe. Most recently, Erika joined the Whole Foods Market team, serving as the regional public relations director for Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. Erika earned a B.A. in English literature and international studies from Boston College, as well as a certificate in Spanish language and literature from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia.
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