Sasha Kaori Hippard was born in Sendai, Japan and grew up in San Francisco, California. She is an educator, activist, and creative collaborator committed to working towards a more just, anti-racist, and sustainable food system to nourish our communities, our hearts, and our bodies. Before Urban Adamah, she was working in several Oakland School District locations, teaching urban permaculture, art, and cooking skills. She has worked in farming and landscaping in the United States, Japan, Spain, and Bosnia. She is a proud graduate of Smith College, B.A. Sociology and International Relations and the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts, Theatre.