Staff

Iesha Siler

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POLICY ASSOCIATE

Iesha Siler is a Policy Associate for the LA Food Policy Council and staff liaison to the Working Groups on Urban Agriculture, Food Waste and Farmers Markets For All. She has worked in public policy, education, non-profit, and public health sectors. Previously, she worked as a legislative deputy for City of Los Angeles Councilwoman Jan Perry, where she worked on policies of food access, public safety, and parks and recreation.  Her multi-ethnic background has sparked her interest in exploring and working across cultures. She has worked in communities throughout Los Angeles, Washington D.C., New York City and abroad in Chile, India, and Morocco. Iesha has a B.S. in Public Policy, Planning and Development from USC, and she holds a Masters in Public Health, with an emphasis on Urbanism and the Built Environment, from Columbia University. Her graduate thesis was focused on how Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) could be utilized as another way low-income communities could connect with local farmers and increase their access to fresh, local, organic produce. She is active in her local community of Pasadena, serving on the United Nations Association Pasadena Chapter board; Zanja Madre, an organization which aims to impart how the built environment directly impacts the quality of our lives, and New Horizon School Garden Committee, working to build the first Peace Garden in a local Muslim School.  Email: isiler@goodfoodla.org Tel: (213) 473 3538