Program Associate, Food and Agriculture
Paola Diaz is the Food & Agriculture program associate at The 11th Hour Project, and also a member of the Indigenous Communities Cross Programmatic Initiative. Her work focuses on resourcing land-based intentions that co-create healthy, regional foodways and farming systems and facilitate healing of historical and ongoing oppression, especially for communities of color. This work is rooted in a decolonized just transition framework that centers reciprocity, racial, economic, and environmental justice, community self-determination, and honors Indigenous peoples, lands and teachings. She is a first-generation New Yorker and daughter of immigrants with familial and ancestral roots on Muisca lands, also known as Colombia.
She graduated from State University of New York at Binghamton with a bachelor’s in sociology and psychology.