Staff

Iesha Siler

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POLICY ASSOCIATE

Iesha Siler is a Policy Associate for the LA Food Policy Council, acting as the staff liaison to the Urban Agriculture, Food Waste and Farmers Markets For All Working Groups. Prior to joining the LA Food Policy Council, Iesha worked as a legislative deputy for City of Los Angeles Councilwoman Jan Perry, where she worked on policies focused on food access, public safety, and parks and recreation. Her multi-ethnic background sparked her interest in exploring and working across cultures, taking her into communities throughout Los Angeles, Washington D.C., New York City and abroad in Chile, India, and Morocco. Iesha holds a B.S. in Public Policy, Planning and Development from the University of Southern California, and 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 serve as a way for low-income communities to increase their access to fresh, local, organic produce and connect with local farmers. She is active in her local community of Pasadena, serving as a board member for the United Nations Association Pasadena Chapter, Zanja Madre, and the New Horizon School Garden Committee. Email: isiler@goodfoodla.org Tel: (213) 473 3538