MEET THE TEAM

Bio Agriculture

"Our dedicated team includes independent, creative professionals who utilize their unique skills and passion to move the work of this food justice awareness-raising campaign forward."

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LEAH COHEN

General Coordinator,

Agricultural Justice Project

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I first became aware of some of the horrible working and living conditions of U.S. farm labor in 1995 as an intern driving a mobile dental clinic serving migrant camps in northwest agricultural fields. As a young adult, I briefly attempted to support myself on the $2.13/hour tipped worker wage. From 2004 through 2009 I consulted on monitoring and evaluation assignments for USAID Title II food security programs in Africa and served as managing editor of the Africare Food Security Review, but came to the conclusion that I did not have to go overseas to work on social justice issues when there were so many in my own community. I have been working with the Agricultural Justice Project ever since. I am committed to working towards justice in society in general and specifically in the areas of race, economics, gender, sexuality, and education.

SHELLEY ROGERS

Storyteller and Media Maker,

Little Bean Productions

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A keen-eyed storyteller & media maker, Shelley Rogers has a passion for organic and socially just food systems. Her dream is to use media & video as a means to create social change. Shelley believes in the power of stories to humanize issues so that sharing knowledge can open pathways for understanding and collective action. Through her company, Little Bean Productions, she creates a vision with collaborators that will be both resourceful and resonant. Past productions include What's Organic About Organic?, The Rye Bread Project, and Hungry for Justice: Spotlight on the South along with two web series called Organic Certification Made Simple: Bite by Bite and Chewin' the Fat of Recordkeeping. Several other projects are in development.

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LEON E. ORANGE JR.

Social Media Manager/Photographer

OrangeIsMedia

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I am a content creator. I take photos, design graphics, film video and manage social media accounts. I love capturing and telling stories through digital content. I am currently in the Army Reserve and I attend school at Full Sail University where I am pursuing my Master's degree in Internet Marketing. I am inspired by people, by my environment and I love to capture the beauty in people that rarely get told they are beautiful.

SALOMON O. CARRASCO

Video Editor

Salomon is a freelance Video Editor, a graduate of FAU, with a B.A. in 3-D Computer Arts in Animation, with an A.S. Degree in Graphic Design Technology from Broward College. Winner of multiple FCSPA Awards for design & photography, Salomon currently is working with Little Bean Productions. In his spare time, he enjoys discussing films, technology, and reading modern mythology.

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DANIELLE MASTROGIOVANNI

Translation, Agricultural Justice Project

After moving to Gainesville, FL in 2010, to study Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine, she started volunteering at local farms & discovered a new passion for permaculture & local community food systems. Since then she has been an avid local market customer & volunteer, CSA member, and gardener. While work-trading for a local Food Justice Certified farm, she learned about the Agricultural Justice Project. She was instantly intrigued and later thrilled to hear of an administrative, education and outreach position opening up within the organization. Danielle hopes to use her administrative & social media experience, along with her fluency in the Spanish language & drive for social justice, to support AJP to grow and flourish among the agricultural community. She maintains an acupuncture and herbal medicine practice.

GEORG PEDERSEN

Visual Communicator

Georg Pedersen is a visual communicator and runs Drawn Stories (drawnstories.com), where he specializes in turning complicated ideas into understandable videos, comics, and interactives. He received an MA in Visual Communication and Activism from NYU’s Gallatin School.

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