Congratulations to the 2022 FSLN Mentees!

For five years now, the FSLN has been offering members the opportunity to work 1:1 with esteemed food systems leaders to troubleshoot challenges, build relationships, and gain clarity on their unique role in advancing equitable food systems. We hope you’ll join us in congratulating the 6th cohort of FSLN members who will be participating in the FSLN Mentorship Program this year.

2022 FSLN Mentees on the Kick Off Call

Mentor: A-dae Romero-Briones, First Nations Development Institute

  • Tia Holley, Kenaitze Indian Tribe Dena’ina Wellness Center and the Alaska Native Women’s Resource Center
  • Daryl Lucero, Pueblo Resurgents
  • Kristina Stanley, Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance (NAFSA)

Mentor: Nancy Creamer, Professor Emerita, NC State University

  • Kolia Souza, Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems
  • Tiffany Torres, Florida Agriculture in the Classroom
  • Sothy Eng, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Mentor: Niaz Dorry, Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance and National Family Farm Coalition

  • Ash Richards, Farm Philly, Farm Philly, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation
  • Hanna Schuler, Coming Clean
  • Alexander Mace, Sustainable Food Center

Mentor: Lydia Villanueva, CASA Del Llano, Inc.

  • Maleeka Manurasada, HEAL Food Alliance
  • Katarina “Nina” Sajovec, Ajo Center for Sustainable Agriculture
  • Rebecca Chavez, FRESHFARM

Mentor: Miles Gordon, the Gardens Project, and Kitchen Table Consulting

  • Jen Maynard, Zenger Farm
  • Ali Anderson, Feed Black Futures
  • Sara Draper-Zivetz, The SF Market

Mentor: Kukui Maunakea-Forth, Founder and Executive Director, MA’O Organic Farms

  • Mariah O’Rourke, Mandela Partners
  • Aaron Daniel Motuki “Tuki” Herefenua Drake, Grow Some Good
  • Celize Christy, Practical Farmers of Iowa

Mentor: Malik Yakini, Detroit Black Community Food Security Network

  • Nekia McDonald, Mississippi Center for Cultural Production
  • Tasha Gomes, FoodCorps
  • Min Aaron K. Hopkins, South Side Family Farms

Mentor: Karen Washington, Rise and Root Farm

  • Kelly Randolph, Zenger Farm
  • Larissa Lopez, ASAP (Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project)
  • Nikki Pressley, RAFI-USA

Mentor: Angel Mendez, Red Tomato

  • Marven Cantave, The Food System
  • Michelle Hughes and Megan Larmer, Glynwood Center for Regional Food and Farming
  • Nezahualcoyotl Xiuhtecutli, Farmworker Association of Florida
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