Below are the candidates for each position, along with a short blurb on their platform and experience.
Elections will take place November 20th @ Seedlings at 6pm
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/749548028404620
Hello wonderful people! I am the current coordinator of Seedlings kitchen, and previous kitchen manager at Sprouts. While I love my position at Seedlings I’m excited to have the opportunity to return to Sprouts kitchen, full of more creative and yummy ideas. I’m passionate about food and sustainability, and feel sprouts has a very spacial thing going on. I feel lucky to be involved in what Sprouts does and hope to continue making top notch food for everyone!
I’m super excited to be running for kitchen manager! I’d love to bring my experience as a Sprouts kitchen assistant and working in commercial kitchens to make lots of creative, delicious goodies for you fine folk and all of UBC.
Over the years I’ve had extensive work with food, including starting my own food blog when I was 16, woofing on farms in the gulf islands, mushroom foraging, cooking community meals with my collective house, making batches of jam for a local farm, and working in a plethora of cafes and kitchens all over BC – I hoping to take this experience, and my passion for growing, cooking and eating great food and apply it to the role of kitchen manager. I would also love to spread the word of sprouts even more into the UBC community (I’m often shocked when people say they’ve never heard of it), and make the kitchen a welcoming, comfortable and inclusive space for anyone who wishes to volunteer.
Hi! My name is Claire. I am a friendly, enthusiastic, and slightly introverted third year student who is passionate about food and sustainability. I’ve loved the Sprouts community and its ideals since I discovered them in my first year, and will be thrilled to become more involved in its inner workings. As a Kitchen Manager I plan to keep the soups and baked goods as delicious and exciting as ever, while hopefully adding my own creative twists. I highly enjoy baking and love experimenting with interesting ingredients. However, rest assured that I will first try exotic recipes at home to ensure they are worthy of Sprouts-goers.
Hi! My name is April and I am currently in first year studying Food Nutrition and Health. If there were one thing I truly care about in this world, it would be food. Not just food, but good food. Baking is my passion and I hope to one day open my own decadent yet nutritious bakery with sustainable, wholesome ingredients! I’ve been in love with baking since I was young. Making delicious and healthy/vegan treats is very therapeutic for me and being able to share these treats with people and receiving positive feedback is one of the greatest joys in life. I’ve worked at a couple of cafes and I understand and value teamwork. I love getting to know people and I’m always up for trying new things! Working as a Kitchen Manager would open my eyes to a different world of food production and I would value the experiences very much. If I get this position, I will promise hard work, dedication and tons of delicious food. By the way, I make a pretty mean raw, vegan key lime pie.
I am a second year social psychology student who has always had a passion for volunteering. I discovered Sprouts when I started at UBC through a friend and fell in love. Sprouts is everything I believe in, particularly community and sustainable, healthy living. I have been a volunteer at both Sprouts and Seedlings for the past year and a half and have never been happier. Sprouts has helped me grow so much as an individual that I can only hope to share as much of that with the community as I can. I am bursting with ideas and creativity, taking whatever comes my way in stride. I look forward to tending to Sprouts and continuing to beautify the world of UBC through maintaining and creating. I have been part of Sprouts Boxes and Community Eats and have participated in multiple workshops. My hope is that I can continue to get to know Sprouts in all it has to offer this coming year on a deeper level.
Working in the food/retail industry for many years both in the commercial and independent setting, I have seen a lot of different strategies of how to run a business and I would love to share my insight. I am self-motivated, organized and love working with people. With the help of my current degree, being a design major, I have always been very intuitive on how to create a compelling, fun and aesthetically pleasing environment. I am all about getting work done but I love having fun also! Dancing and singing is a requirement and openness and communications is the key to success. I really look forward to working with all of you because after supporting Sprouts all throughout my undergraduate degree, I would be so passionate as part of the team.
I am a food-loving and “sprouts-loving” person. Sprouts is home to me and I will make it more home-like to you. I am passionate about being a Store Coordinator because I believe I can make the Sprouts a better place for our students to chill or hang out with friends or study. Vote for me, I promise food is offered at the most reasonable price, and Sprouts is your number one place to go for meals!
Olivia Angell Madden
Hi! My name is Olivia and I’m a third year student studying Anthropology. I’m from Oakland California, and eating local, organic food was always a big part of my life growing up. When I first came to Vancouver I had a hard time finding affordable produce that was both local and organic, so discovering Sprouts really improved my experience at UBC and made Vancouver feel more like home! I would love this opportunity to become more involved with Sprouts and to contribute to something that I feel is really special.
Seedlings Kitchen Coordinator
hi lil pumpernickels, my name is Jocelyn and I would love to be your Seedlings Kitchen Coordinator! I am a third year International Relations major and I have been involved in Sprouts for about a year. I started as a volunteer at Seedlings, then became very involved in Summer Community Eats this Summer (you’re welcome for all of the witty Sprouts Facebook updates). I am currently the Seedlings Kitchen Assistant, and would love to continue my time at Seedlings rocking out with all of the chickpea burgers, amazing volunteers and good looking customers that it offers. I would love to get more creative with the menu and the seasonal produce that is available to us, while working to empower volunteers to experiment in the kitchen and have fun while gaining valuable experience in the Seedlings environment.
I still make really sketchy cappuccinos, though so I vow to work extra hard and become better at that.
love you longtime!
Seedlings Kitchen Assistant
Yong Tien Cin
Hey guys! I’m tiencin yong, a first year student in LFS, UBC! I am currently a general volunteer at sprouts and I really enjoyed how sprouts community promotes food sustainability and how affordable, healthy and minimally packaged food in accessible to all students on campus! I have enjoyed my time volunteering with sprouts and hope to be able to be a part of Sprouts board so that I can suggest ideas that can contribute to Sprouts initiatives so that I can practice what I’m passionate about. I also hope to gain more knowledge on more ways of sustainable food practices by learning from other board members and getting first hand experiences in dealing with food related-practices. I am someone who is outgoing and likes a challenge. I always try to think of ways to improve a situation and am open to all sorts of ideas. I am passionate and creative about baking with local organic ingredients; and have tried many healthy recipes including vegan and wheat/gluten free recipes. I have also modified traditional recipes to cater to special diets. I do not have much experience with cooking although I am willing to learn if I am given the opportunity! I hope I will be given the chance to be Seedlings Kitchen Assistant, hence a chance to show what I am capable of and what I can give to Sprouts community.
I have been an active, enthusiastic volunteer at Seedlings since it opened last year. My values are highly aligned with those of Seedlings and Sprouts, as I believe that food should be sustainably produced, nutritious, and affordable for all. As such, I would like to become more involved in the Sprouts community though taking on the role of Seedlings Kitchen Assistant.
A little bit about me: I am a second year GRS student with a passion for travel, yoga, and healthy living. I have been vegetarian since I was 8 (lets just say that my first fishing trip was also my last), and enjoy nourishing my friends and family with nutritious, creative, and ethical food. I have my own catering company and event planning business, and thrive under the pressure of a lunch time rush I believe that the best (read: ONLY) way to cook is to music, and that when food is made with love it truly nourishes the soul. I volunteer on Thursdays from 11:30-1:30, so come by to say hi or if you have any questions about me or my vision for Seedlings!