When I arrived in Berkeley, I was immediately surrounded by our fast paced, warm, and powerful community. Yet, at the same time I was alarmed by the disparities that I saw in access to basic needs. I knew that I wanted to give back to a place that has given me so much and work to empower and uplift others. The food pantry’s mission lies at the intersection of my passions for agriculture, social justice, and sustainability. I am deeply committed to the work that we do here and am so excited to be a part of such an amazing team.