Ask Us Anything! Alums Answer Your Application Questions

Watch our Facebook LIVE to learn how to make your service member application shine! FoodCorps alumni and our recruitment staff answered questions about this year’s application and their respective experiences as former AmeriCorps service members. 

Meet the Panelists

Hannah Joseph

FoodCorps Alum

Hannah works as a Kitchen Teacher at Edible Schoolyard NYC, after serving with FoodCorps at this same organization.  She loves bringing people together around the table and believes in the power of sharing food and digging in the dirt to build relationships and spark people’s understanding of the world around them.


Nikki Miller

FoodCorps Alum

Nikki graduated from Syracuse University in 2015 with a BA in Psychology and a focus in Child Development. She entered the field of Education after school and served with FoodCorps at Harlem Grown in New York during the 2016-2017 service year. She is now currently working at her original service site, Harlem Grown, as the Farm Education Manager. She designs curriculum for and leads all educational and youth programming on our farm sites. 

Kane Martin

FoodCorps’ Recruitment Coordinator and FoodCorps Alum

Kane has always been drawn to the power food has in building relationships and community. After serving in his home state of Iowa, Kane set out west for Portland, Oregon. He continues to support the mission by helping to grow the FoodCorps family. When not at work, he can be found hiking, camping, and eating his way through the Pacific Northwest. 

MJ Santiago

FoodCorps’ Former Service Member Recruitment Manager and AmeriCorps Alum

Originally from a small town in central Florida, MJ has worked to increase access to critical resources for underserved communities across the nation. Prior to joining FoodCorps in 2016, MJ served a year in AmeriCorps with Reading Partners. When not at work, they can be found visiting museums and parks across New York and beyond.