Belinda Ramirez

Belinda Ramírez is a sixth-year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California San Diego. Her research deals with the racial, political, and economic dimensions of urban agriculture in the San Diego-Tijuana metropolitan region. While researching these topics, Belinda was exposed to the fulfillment found in experiential learning and working firsthand to change her local food system, receiving agricultural training through local farms and community gardens in southern San Diego. She has also engaged in statewide political advocacy for young farmers through the National Young Farmers Coalition and serves as the Interim Vice Chair and Food Justice Co-Chair for Slow Food Urban San Diego. Considering herself a farmer-scholar, Belinda manages food production at W.D. Dickinson Farm in National City. Looking to the future, she is excited to contribute to the transformation of the global food system through agricultural education efforts based within her own food production spaces as well as through political advocacy, research, and writing.

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