Green Festival Speakers

Esperanza Pallana



Esperanza Pallana is Coordinator of the Oakland Food Policy Council (OFPC). Esperanza brings her years of experience in nonprofit administration to the OFPC. Esperanza’s professional background is in environmental health. She studied biology and urban studies as an undergrad at San Francisco State University. She holds a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Administration from the University of San Francisco. For the past eight years, Esperanza has kept an urban farm in Oakland where she practices traditional foodways. Writing on her experience can be found online at Pluck & Feather. More recently, Esperanza co-founded the East Bay Urban Agriculture Alliance. She is an active and vocal participant in creating a healthy and just food system in Oakland.