Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, Tatiana Villegas recently graduated from Whitman College with a BA in environmental sociology. Tatiana believes that healthy communities can only flourish when they acknowledge multiple perspectives. Incorporating this belief into her life, she has done research and work that discusses the connection between people and our lands. Specifically, exploring how humans can work to heal the land and thus heal ourselves.
Field placement: Indigenous Food & Agriculture Initiative
Tatiana is working with IFAI's Policy Team on creating a needs assessment report to assist possible producers in starting their own urban agriculture operation. She hopes to shed light on current Indigenous operated urban gardens/farms and the positives of using Traditional Ecological Knowledge in agriculture operations.
Policy placement: Center for Law and Social Policy