Program Director of Food Systems Equity
I have 10 years of experience working at the intersection of community food systems and racial equity. Previously, I was a farm worker on small farms in the Mid-Peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area and managed a farmers market in Springfield, Ore. run by the Neighborhood Economic Development Corporation. As a biracial Chicano (Mexican-American), I bring an understanding of food system inequities and how privilege and oppression are maintained. As the program director for equity-centered food systems programmatic work at Ecotrust, I co-create new bodies of work at the intersections of food and land justice.
Aaron reflects on how his identity, food, and community inspire his work building equitable, regional food systems here in the Pacific Northwest.