Sasha Escue is the Community Food Project Coordinator for Urban Food Equity at the Center For Community Health and has spent the past 11 years working in food systems both locally and abroad. She holds a dual degree in international studies and political science, attended Apicius Culinary Institute in Florence, Italy and is fluent in three languages. Sasha served in the United States Peace Corps from 2011-2013 in rural Guatemala working alongside NGO’s and the United Nations WHO and FAO authorities. She currently chairs the board of Slow Food Urban San Diego, a local nonprofit that believes in good, clean, fair food for all. Her passion lies within the realm of improvement for local food access and nutrition. Prior to joining UCSD she was the Director of Nutrition at Jewish Family Service of San Diego and lead a team to serve over 1 million meals during the height of the pandemic to vulnerable older adults sheltering in place. Her work to provide nutrition security during emergency situations speaks to her ability to respond to those in need while providing a dignified experience. Sasha owns a non-profit consulting firm focusing on non-profit development, strategy, fundraising and continues to bolster the nonprofit community of San Diego.