Total loan: $3,000


Emeryville, CA, United States / Food

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Jennifer's story

I was raised by a single mom in Los Angeles which taught me to fight for my dreams and never give up. It also taught me incredibly independence, but I'm also learning to ask for help when I really need it. As a third generation Mexican American, I fell in love with my culture and, of course, its food as I started to also follow my passion of working around food. I started Mercado Lula after having traveled around Mexico quite a bit and realizing we often don't get the full benefit of what Mexican cuisine and culture have to offer. I'm also a Registered Dietitian and have found my passion is cooking and delivering Mexican inspired lunches that are nutritious and flavorful for people in the workplace.