2022-2023 PLACE Fellowship

Zakaria Ismail-Kronemer

Zakaria is a farmer from Richmond, Virginia with roots in community organizing and climate activism. In 2017, he began working with farmers and other communities in rural Virginia to develop a robust campaign against the construction of two fracked-gas pipelines.

Hannah Alhajahja

Hannah is an urban gardener passionately committed to a livable future through clean energy, local food systems, and community participation. She volunteers with Tilth Alliance in the Seattle metro region and is proud to be a vocal supporter of food

Elena Miller-ter Kuile

Hello, my name is Elena Miller-ter Kuile, and I am a sixth-generation farmer in the San Luis Valley of Southern Colorado. My family first came here as part of the Mexican land grants awarded to Hispano settlers before Colorado was

Daisy Cortes

Daisy (she/her) was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has cultivated almost ten years of farming experience, including work as a farm hand, a CSA co-manager, and most recently, as an educator through the Youth Conservation Corps. She

Bailey Hutchison

Bailey Hutchison is a multifaceted horticulturist, herbalist, chef, and artist born in the historic 7th ward of New Orleans, Louisiana. She holds a Bachelor in Natural Resource and Ecology Management from Louisiana State University with a focus in conservation biology.

Emanuel Vasquez

From the Garden State (New Jersey), Emanuel is a grower, steward of the land, and advocate of food justice and resiliency in his community. He has worked for many non-profit farms and is currently finishing up his farm apprenticeship at

Christian Aponte

Christian Andrés Aponte Sáez (they/he/she) is an educator, writer, activist, dancer, gardener, and aspiring farmer. As an educator, Christian has served within several fields, ranging from bike education, college access and preparation, and foreign language instruction, including English, Spanish, and

Adia Stuart

Adia is an urban farmer born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. The ways gentrification has shifted the social, economic, and cultural demographics in New York City means millions of New Yorkers are vulnerable to the threats of climate disaster.

Victoria Llorens

Victoria Llorens (she/her) is a farmer, educator, beekeeper, carpenter, creator, and learner. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in the Program of Liberal Studies, a Great Books Program, and a minor

Héctor Gerardo

Héctor Gerardo co-founded SEAmarron Farmstead, 1 Freedom for All, and E&G Community Builders. He built these businesses with one thing in mind: building people power in BIPOC communities. Héctor has dedicated his life to organizing youth, teaching them about power–the

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