Family and Consumer Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences and 4-H Youth Development
Kristin Bogdonas began employment with University of Illinois Extension in 2013 and serves Henry, Mercer, Rock Island, and Stark counties in her role as nutrition & wellness educator. Bogdonas provides research-based programs and resources to diverse audiences via experiential, interactive programming as well as web-based platforms and social media outlets. She strives to inspire healthy lifestyles in others so people can live their best lives. Her work is dedicated to chronic disease prevention and management, food preservation, food safety, and more recently, disaster preparedness. She has led webinars and workshops on building emergency food and water supplies while ensuring food and water safety during and after disasters. She hopes to help more people develop a preparedness mindset through continued outreach and education in her service area and beyond.