April Word is a chef, corporate food program manager, educator, and advocate for sustainable food systems. April currently runs the in-house culinary program at Thumbtack, a local-service platform based in San Francisco, where she works to reimagine the role that food plays in creating a vibrant corporate culture and a more sustainable food future. She picked up her culinary skills on extended stints living in Paris and Rome and then at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, where she worked as a cook for five years. April has a master’s degree in teaching history and has taught history, cooking, and gardening to grades 6-12. She’s interested in opportunities that intersect her passions for education, food and sustainability.