Blog | 08.30.23
Relief Efforts to Help Northeastern Farmers Affected by Floods
Cristina Sandolo manages Farm Aid’s grant programs, which support organizations on the frontlines of the food and farm movement and farmers in crisis, while elevating and amplifying the voices of farmers to create systems change. Previously, Cristina worked in food justice and community food systems for 14 years. She’s led organizations committed to food justice and antiracism through phases of growth and change, most recently transitioning an organization into a Workers Self-Directed Model of leadership. She has a Professional Science Master’s degree in Ocean Food Systems from the University of New England; her research linked barriers to oyster aquaculture in the Mid-Atlantic to historic systems of oppression and racism, resulting in equity-based recommendations for industry managers to use to grow a more diverse population of aquaculture entrepreneurs. Cristina lives in Philadelphia with her girlfriend and loves exploring the bike trails on the Schuylkill River, Philly’s many parks, and delicious eateries throughout the city.
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