I have organized with a number of organizations, projects, and initiatives in the Bay Area and Ohio. In the Bay Area, I was named an Equity and Inclusion fellow at the Berkeley Food Institute and co-led the first year of a multi-year project called Building Equitable and Inclusive Food Systems at UC Berkeley. Also with the Berkeley Food Institute, I co-organized several community events in the Bay Area including a Free Community Forum on Black Liberation and the Food Movement and Decolonize Foodways Community Dinner. As a Berkeley Social Justice Fellow, I worked with the Community Food and Justice Coalition in Oakland.
In Ohio, I am on the steering committee of the Ohio Food Policy Network and am on the board of directors for a food justice organization called Local Matters. I also sit on an ad hoc committee in partnership between the Kirwan Institute on Race and Ethnicity and the Initiative for Food and Agricultural Transformation to think about implicit and explicit racial, gender, and socioeconomic status bias in research and community level partnerships related to food at Ohio State. Lastly, I am part of a coalition of farmers, academics and community activists from Ohio who participated by invitation in the first annual National Food System Resilience and Equity Workshop at Stanford University last May aimed at forming action plans for transforming local food systems.