Tiffany Cook

Tiffany Cook Participant: 2021 U.S. Grassroots Accelerator Healing her tribe through food justice and environmental advocacy. Region Mohawk Valley, New York Affiliations & Roles Partner & Corn Sister, Three Sisters Sovereignty Project   Tiffany Cook is a grandmother and mother of three. She runs a successful juicing and nutritional support initiative which brings healing through…

Read More

Janet Valenzuela

Janet Valenzuela Participant: 2021 U.S. Grassroots Accelerator Bridging food sovereignty and environmental justice issues. Region Los Angeles, California Affiliations & Roles Eco-Mujerista     Janet Valenzuela (She/Her/Hers) is an eco-mujerista from Huntington Park (Southeast Los Angeles) whose work is centered on bridging food sovereignty and environmental justice issues in Los Angeles (occupied Tongva territory) using…

Read More

Beth Roach

Beth Roach U.S. Accelerator Program Lead Elizabeth (Beth) Roach is a Co-founder of Alliance of Native Seedkeepers, an organization that was formed to keep ancestral seeds alive and to rebuild culture and food security in native communities. Beth has an extensive background in grants management, conservation, financial management, and organizing. She is also a storyteller…

Read More

Moñeka De Oro

Moñeka De Oro Participant: 2020 U.S. Grassroots Accelerator Increasing food sovereignty in the Mariana and Micronesia region.   Region Talofofo, Guam Affiliations & Roles Just Transition Coordinator Fellow, Micronesia Climate Change Alliance Climate Justice Alliance Moñeka is the Just Transition Curriculum and Policy Fellow at the Micronesia Climate Change Alliance in Guam. She is a longtime advocate…

Read More

Desiree Shelley Flores

Desiree Shelley Flores Participant: 2020 U.S. Grassroots Accelerator Accelerating a land and water protectors initiative within Indigenous communities in Virginia. Region Roanoke Area, Virginia Affiliations & Roles Climate Justice Organizer, Mothers Out Front  Board Member, Southwest Virginia Agrarian Commons  Member, Alliance of Native Seed Keepers Desiree Shelley Flores (Monacan), originally from Baltimore, MD, moved to…

Read More