Arikka Villarreal, M.S., is the Kitchen Assistant at the Boys and Girls Clubs of San Antonio Mays Family Clubhouse. There, she works to help pilot the CHEF community curriculum by co-teaching daily culinary nutrition classes to children from 5 – 18 years old. Arikka earned a Master of Science degree in Nutrition at the University of the Incarnate Word. What prompted her to pursue her master’s in nutrition was her undergraduate degree in Exercise Sports Science from Texas State University. Working in this field after graduation, clients constantly asked for nutrition advice. She wanted to be able to help individuals live a healthy lifestyle both nutritionally and physically. Arikka is excited to be a member of the CHEF program and help the local community live a healthier life.