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Latoya Erskine

Food Access Coordinator

Biography

My name is Latoya Erskine. I am a daughter of immigrants, first-generation, and a native of Denver. I received my bachelors in English and Poetry from Cornell University. I started working in the Montbello community in High school as a volunteer for the Each One Teach One; No More Gap (EOTO) program. It is a literacy program that is focused on developing the academic and social development of children in conjunction with gardening and science. I continued working with EOTO after college where I also became involved in Consumption Literacy Project (CLP) an organization that strives to engage the community to innovate ways of changing waste and patterns of consumption. I also at that time briefly became acquainted with the Montbello Organizing Committee (MOC) and did some canvassing work for them. I left for a brief period and joined Peace Corps teaching in Samoa. When I came back to the states I started working again in the previously named organizations and became the Food Access Coordinator for MOC, a partner in CLP, and the President of Parents for Parity, a non-profit organization that houses EOTO. Throughout my work and life experiences I developed a passion for education, growing food and environmental justice. My other passions include writing, art, and medicine. Through my work I hope I can aid and support the Montbello community in going beyond gaining food access and gaining food sovereignty and in any other endeavors that help our community grow.

Latoya Erskine