Our Team

CropMobster Merced is hosted and locally facilitated via a partnership between UC Merced, The UC Global Food Initiative and CropMobster.

Our founding partners include the Merced Food Bank, Yosemite Leadership Program, Merced Local Food Project, Produce on the Go, The Merced Department of Public Health and many other leading community organizations.


CropMobster Merced Manager – Erin Meyer

Erin Meyer is the CropMobster Merced manager, working within the UC Merced Department of Student Affairs. She is passionate about reducing food waste and hunger. She recently completed her Master’s of Science degree in Sustainable and Resilient Food Systems after finishing two Bachelor’s degrees in Integrative Biology and Nutrition. Her expertise gives her deep insight into ways to work with the community to reduce some of the great issues impacting the food system. Besides working with CropMobster Merced County, she is working with the Merced County Food Bank to coordinate the Bobcat Eats Food Waste Awareness and Prevention Program and she enjoys blogging about food waste and sustainability in her spare time.

Email Erin at emeyer4[at]ucmerced.edu to explore ways CropMobster Merced can help you or your organization!

CropMobster Merced – Jackie Semas

Jackie is a third-year Sociology major with a minor in Psychology, she has always enjoyed helping out and improving her Merced community, both on campus and within the city and wants to be able to provide students and residents with resources and information regarding food security/food waste.

CropMobster Merced – Erick Mejorado

I am originally from the Bay Area, but after three years here in Merced, I have formed a special bond with Merced County due to the similarities I see with my childhood, and I consider myself an active community member. I am excited to help get the word out about CrobMobster and help it grow while at the same time helping the local economy thrive through local farmers and small businesses. All while engaging with the community to reduce food waste and food insecurity.

CropMobster Leadership

The team at CropMobster provides daily support to this effort. To learn more about CropMobster and our team please visit us at our global website. Thanks!