Propagation and Education Specialist/Community Gardens Assistant
Ariana Ávila is from Arcadia, a small, agricultural town in SW Florida. She is the daughter of immigrant farmworkers and food experts. She comes from a lineage of farmers, plant connoisseurs, and a self-proclaimed botanist of Lagunillas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico. She was a previous global health fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Haiti and currently, an Anthropology Doctoral Candidate at UNC-Chapel Hill where her research is in collaboration with Cultivate Abundance focusing on food as a form of care among the farmworker community in Immokalee. She loves gardening, cooking, and plants, and most time of the time, blending the three.