Together, we are focused on our mission of supporting students as they learn about food’s relevance to their lives by strategically integrating Food Education experiences into everyday classroom learning. Learn more about our team below and reach out to us if you’re interested in joining our team! 

The Advisory Board is a group of individuals who often contribute their own skills and expertise to grow Pilot Light. We are grateful for their expertise and support! Interested in bringing your expertise to the table? We’d love to have you! Reach out to us at 


Ellen Afshar

Shar Afshar

Vincent Beckman

Neilav Bhatt

Kyle Curry

Lindsey Dansdill

Alex DiNovo

Shilpa Gadhok 

Rebecca Kempton M.D.

Rita Leary

Disha Narang M.D., Dipl of ABOM, CCMS

Felipe Ospina

Members of the Pilot Light internship program work closely with our staff with administrative, research, and development tasks. We’re so grateful to all of our interns for their hard work & dedication to our mission! Learn more about our current intern team at the links below. 


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