Josefina Lara Chavez | California

Josefina was raised in the Salad Bowl of the United States, the Salinas Valley. She has a graduate degree in public administration from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. Her background is in international development, nonprofit management, education, and agriculture. Through her work and volunteerism, she has served communities locally and internationally with social justice, equity, and love being at the root of it all. She is passionate about creating stronger connections between people and is currently working on getting her farm off the ground.