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COUNCIL DIRECTOR

Esperanza Pallana brings over ten years experience in nonprofit administration to the OFPC. Esperanza’s professional focus is in social movements in urban landscapes. She studied biology and urban studies as an undergrad at San Francisco State University. She holds a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Administration from the University of San Francisco. For nearly a decade, Esperanza has kept an urban farm in Oakland where she practices and preserves her traditional foodways. Writing on her experience can be found online at Pluck & Feather. More recently, Esperanza co-founded the East Bay Urban Agriculture Alliance. She is an active and vocal participant in creating a healthy and just food system in Oakland. Contact Esperanza at epallana (at) oaklandfood (dot) org or 415.412.0585.

OFPC INTERNS

OFPC relies on intern power for research, admin and communications support. We extend our deepest appreciation to the interns that have facilitated our work:

    • Stacey Fulwiler
    • Carmela Zarkon
    • Mika Weinstein
    • Anthony Shu Ku
    • Karina Hall
    • Lauren Heumann
    • Jacqueline Gleason
    • Eliya Lavine
    • Sara Edwards
    • Christen Peters
    • Carolina Kangas
    • Fiona Xavier Troung
    • Alexa Zimbalist
    • Erica Meissner
    • Sally Smyth
    • Gaby Lee
    • Maggie Bricker
    • Oliver James
    • Megan Shih
    • Yvette Cabrera
    • Ali Kelly
    • Alejandra Cano
    • Danielle Nahal
    • Agnes Walton
    • Marissa Shulruff
    • Teleri Fielden
    • Jaime Hamre
    • Bernalyn Ruiz
    • Jennifer Pierce
    • Ana Diaz
    • Lia Irene Mezzio
    • Lee St. Pierre
    • Jennifer Zeller
    • Alexandra Hudson
    • Beth Sanders
    • Colleen Lynch
    • Dwight Hobbs
    • Evan O’Donnell
    • Kate Grace
    • Jamie Nash
    • Alexandria Fisher
    • NeEddra James
    • Autif Kamal
    • Elisa Oceguera
    • Mandy Workman
    • Sophie Turrell
    • Ashly Wolf
    • Frances Lambrick
    • Ingrid Budrovich
    • Polly Clare-Roth
    • Asiya Wadud
    • Amanda El-Khoury
    • Chris Henrick
    • Mihir Mankad
    • Natalia Margolis
    • Teresa Shellmon
    • Ellen Tyler