2021 Food Safety Fellow

Alexis Mena

Alexis Mena is a two-spirited multidisciplinary farmer, chef, and artist, born in Brooklyn, New York who identifies as Afro-Taino. For the past 8 years, Alexis has focused on facilitating programming […]

Pantaleon Florez III

Pantaleon is a farmer, chef, and the sole operator of Maseualkualli Farms – a no-till, no fossil fuel cultivation farm in Lawrence, Kansas. He grows seasonal produce for restaurants and […]

Lorig Hawkins

Lorig Hawkins is the owner and operator of Middle Ground Farm, a 30 acre organic vegetable farm. She was one of the co-founders of the Central Texas Young Farmers Coalition, […]

Dare Arowe

dare arowe (she/her) is a mixed Black femme grower, instigator, and culinary historian growing and cooking resistance food for the people on one acre within the ancestral lands of the […]

Kelly Skillingstead

Kelly is a worker-owner of Long Hearing Farm, a 3-person rural worker’s co-op and certified organic farm with a commitment to growing food as if the lives of kids in […]


Justin “MasterPeace” Nickelson is a native of Durham, North Carolina currently residing in Atlanta, Georgia where he is community garden manager at HABESHA, Inc.’s Community Garden.  A passion for sustainable […]

Tara Rodríguez Besosa

Tara Rodríguez Besosa is one of the creators behind El Departamento de la Comida (IG: @eldepartamentodelafood), a grassroots collective in Borikén (the U.S. colony of Puerto Rico) that works with […]

Martha Huizar

Martha Huizar, MS, RDN, CLC, CCHC, is the founder and co-owner of Martha’s City Farm, a biodiverse micro urban farm with a mission to produce the highest quality products, services, […]

Alicia del Aguila

Alicia studied art for many years. She came to the United States at a young age and was told by her teachers that she needed to pursue art. But when […]

Ashley Alvarez

Ashley is Unangax̂, Black, and Filipina.  Ashley grew up in Bellingham, Washington with her grandparents and was involved in her local Unangax/Aleut community through a Unangan dance group, Sngagim Axasniikangin […]

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