#B4FSF – The San Francisco Team
Jessica Chen, Co-Founder
By day Jess is a Recruiter (aka Matchmaker for Professionals) on a daily quest to help companies find motivated and skilled contributors to build out their teams. On the flip side, Jess also identifies worthwhile opportunities for jobseekers to get them closer to more a satisfying work life.
Why you love food: I love food because I grew up with a Grandma who was an amazing cook, an Uncle who was a chef and makes the best Ginger and Green Onion Crab in Clay Pot and because I grew up in a Chinese Restaurant… having been hostess, eggroll+potsticker wrapper/dishwasher since the tender age of 10. I will always oink for 1-pot meals braised in my favorite Le Creuset enameled cast-iron pot.
What volunteering/fighting the hunger epidemic means to you: I’ve been lucky enough to have lived a life where I’ve never had to wonder where my next meal comes from. With the blessed life I live, it is my responsibility to help those in need and organize ways for our generation to give back in an accessible and worthwhile way. Often times it’s not a lack of desire to help others but sometimes lack of available opportunities within grasp. B4F gets everything ready to go – supporters just have to show up.
When you’re not involved w/ Boobs4Food, we’d find you… eating, cooking, traveling, keeping Operation: Sexy Beast alive by working out, offering sock-in-your-face commentary on life, being passion in progress and singing with a kitchen utensil “microphone” at family gatherings.
Follow Jessica as @uscjessc on Instagram & Twitter!
Katherine Chen, Co-Founder
By day, Kat is a full-time mom to a rambunctious toddler. Formerly in Business Development at an online marketing company, she’s got over 15 years of advertising, sales & marketing experience. By night, you will find her involved with other non-profits & volunteer groups including BigBrothersBigSisters of Bay Area – Young Professionals Committee.
Why you love food: Food is what connects humankind. No matter the economic status of one’s family, people show their love with food across the globe. I was fortunate to experience that love as a little girl, watching our grandmother cook for a family of 11 people in our house with what little means she had. From then on, from fried chicken to caviar, I love it all (and it shows in my waistline). Food comforts me when I am happy, stressed, sad or upset, so I am pretty much eating all the time. Don’t worry, I always share so pull up a seat & dig in with me.
What volunteering/fighting the hunger epidemic means to you: I am blessed to be able to eat what I want, when I want. It is unfair that so many others in the general population have to worry about something called “food security”. Hunger is an epidemic we can help out, one person at a time. With so much abundance & excess in our world, it is heartbreaking to know there are folks out there, strangers or someone we know, that must worry about how to get their next meal.
When you’re not involved w/ Boobs4Food, we’d find you… cooking, practicing Yoga, working out or chasing after my three year old son. You’d also probably find me sipping single malt scotch and enjoying all things with dark full flavors (black coffee, dark chocolate, red wine, cigars).
Follow Kat as @poosekat on Instagram & Twitter!
#B4FLA- The Los Angeles Team
By day, Christina Abellera aka Tin, long time veteran at Warner Bros. with roots in entertainment & media from New Line Media. She’s also a proud USC Trojan fan and can be seen driving cross the Valley, Westside, OC & Koreatown in her eco-friendly Prius. Wave to Tin if you ever catch a glimpse of her on the 101.
Why you love food: Because it makes me happy and I like to chew.
Why volunteering/fighting hunger epidemic is important to you: I am most miserable when I’m hungry and thirsty. I am blessed to be able to eat whatever I want, whenever I want and I feel the need to help those less fortunate. No one should go hungry, especially when we often eat to excess.
When you’re not involved with Boobs4Food we’d find you… straightfacing my way around the world. Practicing Yoga or kicking ass in Krav Maga or hiking but only so I can eat again. I also enjoy sipping bourbon and checking out the latest concerts going down in LA.
Follow Tin as @tinabellera on Instgram & Twitter!
Liberty Huang, Co-Founder
By day, Liberty (aka Cousin Coug) is in Business Development for online media companies. Liberty has been in the internet space since the Web 1.0 days and has worked for companies such as Zappos & Deloitte. She loves her job because she gets to be around nerds all day long. Her firstO’Reilly book was on the fascinating subject of DNS.
Why you love food: Food brings me to life. I am at my best when I’m eating with my dear friends and family and the best times of my life have been when I’m eating. Food has the power to make me feel so many different emotions at once. Food has always connected my family together especially through our Uncle Jerry’s cooking at our family restaurant Abacus. My favorite foods are the ones that are hardening my arteries at this moment.
What volunteering/fighting the hunger epidemic means to you:Fighting hunger is important to me because food is such an integral part of my life and is a basic human necessity. I cannot imagine what it is like for someone not knowing when their next meal is. If we can help one person, one family feel that security then our group will have accomplished what we have set out to do.
When you’re not involved w/ Boobs4Food, we’d find you… Planning my next meal. Working out so I can eat something fattening afterwards. Sipping on single malt scotch. Listening and dancing to pop music. On a plane around the world.
Follow Liberty as @CousinCoug on Instagram & Twitter
By day, James works at great internet marketing company in the Email department. He likes helping clients get the inbox penetration they need to successfully market their products & campaigns. James is fortunate enough to work with some of the greatest internet marketers of our day.
Why you love food: One of the main reasons I love food, is for its passive qualities. It gives us life and has the power to bring people together – for the better or worse. Food plays a character in nearly all of our lives milestones, so why not love what you eat? You can usually find me in Koreatown for some comforting food from home or in DowntownLA checking out whatever is on the city’s radar.
Why volunteering/fighting hunger epidemic is important to you: As mentioned above, food has the power to bring together. I want to be able to bring the hungry as well as the more fortunate together to hopefully gain peace in our own inner struggles to the world’s & nation’s issues.
When you’re not involved with Boobs4Food we’d find you… behind you.
By day, Casey also known as “KC”, works in Los Angeles. When he isn’t hard at work or busy chatting online, you will find him chronicling our Boobs4Food events through the eye of his camera lens. Honk at Casey if you spot him cruising around in his VW on the 405 or call him up if you ever happen to lose your wallet.
Why you love food: Because I also like to chew.
Why volunteering/fighting hunger epidemic is important to you: Because it is.
When you’re not involved with Boobs4Food we’d find you… following the VW circuit round the southland. Busy with 88Beluga.com. Headed somewhere with a camera slinged over my shoulders.
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#B4FNYC – The New York Team
Patricia Chen, Co-Founder
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