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Meet Our EFNEP Staff

Program Contact: M. Catalina Aragon, Statewide Public Health Nutrition Specialist
(253) 365-0306 • c.aragon@wsu.edu

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Melody Cheng, EFNEP Educator

Melody works as a Nutrition Educator in Pierce County EFNEP. She is part of a team of nutrition educators that implements EFNEP and the Eating Smart-Being Active curriculum throughout Pierce and South King County with a primary focus on Chinese and Taiwanese families. Melody is from Taiwan. A nature lover, her hobbies include traveling, singing, cooking and flower arrangement.

chengm@wsu.edu | (253) 798-7252

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Martha Hykel, EFNEP Educator

Martha is an educator for EFNEP in Tacoma. She teaches in English and works with families with children from many diverse backgrounds in both Pierce and King counties. She enjoys cooking, crabbing at the beach, collecting teapots, and spending time with her daughter, dog, and two cats.

hykelm@wsu.edu | (253) 798-3663

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Violeta Larin, EFNEP Educator

Violeta works as a nutrition educator in Pierce County EFNEP. She is part of a team of nutrition educators that delivers the Eating Smart, Being Active curriculum throughout Pierce and South King County with a primary focus on Spanish-speaking families. Violeta is from El Salvador, Central America. She enjoys cooking, loves nature, and enjoys spending time with her two daughters.

violeta.larin@wsu.edu | (253) 798-3259

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Samanda Chai Yun, EFNEP Educator

Chai is from Cambodia and teaches classes in Cambodian (Khmer). She has been with EFNEP in Pierce County for over 10 years and enjoys working with young families. Chai enjoys hiking, mushroom hunting, and spending time with her grandchildren.

sc.yun@wsu.edu | (253) 798-3276

This page was last updated on December 13, 2021.
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