Meet the Team

Program Staff

Anchi Mei Executive Director at MAKE Projects

Anchi Mei

Executive Director

Favorite Comfort Food:
Sticky rice with sweet & salty ingredients

Alexandra Steinhaus Operations Manager at MAKE Projects

Alexandra Steinhaus

Operations Manager

Favorite Comfort Food:
Taquitos

Celeste Brevard Development Manager at MAKE Projects

Celeste Brevard

Development Manager

Favorite Comfort Food:
Homemade Veggie Soup

Robbie Wilcox, Senior Farm Trainer at MAKE Projects

Robbie Wilcox

Senior Farm Trainer

Favorite Comfort Food:
Cantaloupe

Abigail Bova Social Impact Coordinator at MAKE Projects

Abigail Bova

Social Impact Coordinator 

Favorite Comfort Food:
Fried Shrimp Tacos

Alixandria Hanson Communications and Events Specialist at MAKE Projects

Alixandria Hanson

Communications and Events Specialist

Favorite Comfort Food:
French onion Soup

Cindy Quinonez Assistant Chef/ Trainer at MAKE Projects

Cindy Quinonez

Assistant Chef/Trainer

Favorite Comfort Food:
Ceviche

Andrew Gerdes, Senior Chef/Trainer at MAKE Projects

Andrew Gerdes

Senior Chef/Trainer

Favorite Comfort Food:

Walnut Ice Cream

Fernanda Siordia, Youth Trainer at MAKE Projects

Fernanda Siordia

Youth Trainer

Favorite Comfort Food:
Miso soup

Job Trainees

Program Interns

Social Enterprise Intern- Megan Crimmins

Megan Crimmins

Social Enterprise Intern

Favorite Comfort Food:
Pizza with olive oil and vegan cheese

Finance Intern- Sarah Wang

Sarah Wang

Finance Intern

Favorite Comfort Food:
Annie’s Mac & Cheese

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Holly Busch

Marketing and Events Intern

Favorite Comfort Food:

Ramen
 

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Julia Augustin

Social Enterprise Intern

Favorite Comfort Food:
 

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Henry Lie

Social Enterprise Intern

Favorite Comfort Food:

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Suheyb Omar

Publishing Intern

Favorite Comfort Food:
 

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Sharlet Cho

Publishing Intern

Favorite Comfort Food:
 

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Zoey Spellerberg

Farm and Café Intern

Favorite Comfort Food:
Pasta

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Daniel Lopez Agaton

Farm and Café Intern

Favorite Comfort Food:
 

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Kwae Htoo

Farm and Café Intern

Favorite Comfort Food:
 

Advisory Board

Amanda Cheyney 

California Manufacturing Technology Consulting  

Judy Bishop 

Advocate 

Paige Hailey  

California Farm and Garden 

Irene Bwayo

International Rescue Committee 

Mat Roman 

California Farm and Garden

Ron Troyano 

Alchemy San Diego 

Juan Roche 

University of San Diego 

Mindy Hogchegang  

Project Concern International