What are the strengths that you bring to movement building?
Tatiana is a community organizer, nonprofit leader, a food and environmental justice advocate, a facilitator, a storyteller, an immigrant, a daughter, a partner, and a mother. Her multidisciplinary career has included work in community engagement + organizing, group facilitation, coalition and network growth, policy strategy + stakeholder-led advocacy, partnership and resource stewardship, event planning + production, program design + management, and moving organizational cultures from scarcity-driven and competitive power structures towards abundance and collaboration — in issues areas spanning place-based community planning; decolonizing environmental and climate justice; land + soil preservation, community foodways; indigenous and immigrant food cultures, and food justice policy + systems: (food access + equity, regenerative agriculture and local food production, public market and street vendor advocacy, school food, food sovereignty). She is driven by a deep commitment to advancing transformational equity and inclusion, through anti-oppressive policy and practice.
How are you living your values?
After 15 years in NYC, Tatiana recently moved onto land in Central New York, where, with her husband and toddler son, she is restoring and regenerating commonplace farm, an 1800’s historic farmhouse, barn, and 14-acre homestead, which will center their theory and practice of self-determination and community, in place.
Where’s your favorite place to be?
Around a table, filled with friends, food, and wine.