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I am the third son of my Guatemalan immigrant father and my American mother. I was born, raised and have spent all but a few years of my life in the suburbs of Albuquerque. I am beginning to actively pursue my lifelong dream of becoming a farmer and active advocate for food justice in NM after working for 10 years as a stay-at-home parent. In fall of 2020 I completed a season-long internship with the Grow the Growers Program and more recently completed a service term with Americorps Seedcorps at Road Runner Food Bank. I am ending my first season of co-farming Del Cielo farm in the South Valley. I hope to use what I have learned about my community and its food systems to further my learning, serve and give impetus to food justice advocacy and education in my community.
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