Kenden Alfond currently lives in Cambodia with her husband and daughter, and Jewish Food Hero is her community service project. When she was 12 years old, she chose to become a vegetarian (and now is a vegan). After getting a MA in counseling psychology in 2005, she went to India as an American Jewish World Service (AJWS) volunteer. Since then she has been living and working around the world on humanitarian, post-conflict, and development issues with the United Nations and several NGOs. In 2013, she obtained a certificate in plant-based nutrition from Cornell University. She started Jewish Food Hero to get healthier food onto Jewish tables around the world. When she is not working on Jewish Food Hero, she works as a psychotherapist.