Desi K. Robinson

Desi K. Robinson is a health and lifestyle journalist, public speaker, educator, diva farmer and urban belle. She uses media as a platform to educate on overall wellness - from consumption of food to consumption of media images. Her media and wellness projects explore the intersections of art, culture, race, politics, gender, health and the environment. She is the creator and host of Women in the Making: Tomorrow’s: History Today, © a health and lifestyle radio show that speaks to and from the perspective of today’s girl covering topics from career goals and school, to influences of the media to health. Rooted in culture, education and arts, Desi has been inspired by the stories of children she’s met around the world. She has taught and mentored children throughout New York City, Canada and Ecuador. She created What’s Cookin’ in the World, Miss Desi? © - an arts-based international cooking program to address the bevy of health issues plaguing today’s youth, including childhood obesity. What’s Cookin’© explores culinary cultural landscapes and fosters new cultural experiences while “pushing” students' palates. Desi explored the fundamentals of human nutrition and the connection between food and wellness while apprenticing at Natural Gourmet Institute for Health & Culinary Arts. Desi continues the connection between food and wellness as an urban farmer and proprietor of DeVyne Crown Farm. She is also a certified professional food service manager. Desi holds an MBA in media management from Metropolitan College of New York, a BA in Communication from the University of Hartford and a certificate in Community Health Work from Kingsborough Community College. Desi is a freelance reporter for WBAI Radio in New York and Rice N’ Peas magazine in London where she’s written articles on the ever-changing ideals of beauty, the politics of obesity, the politics of music, the evolution in hip-hop culture, and the influences of celebrity in activism. She is a member of the board of advisors for the Urban Assembly School for Green Careers in New York City.