Stephanie Diaz was born and raised between 24-hour bodegas in Queens and delivery menus in Manhattan, where she developed a love for all things edible. It wasn't until studying Earth and Environmental Science at Wesleyan University that Stephanie realized what she’d severely lacked in her Colombian-American upbringing: food sovereignty. It was this realization that sparked her passion for urban agriculture and lead her to work and teach on various farms around the globe, including Growing Underground, situated in old World War II tunnels... 108 feet below London’s busy streets! Upon her return to New York City, Stephanie arrived to join us 11 stories above New York City’s sidewalks as a Farm Crew member and City Growers farm educator. Using her dynamic skill set, she now works as Brooklyn Grange’s first Office Manager and can be found taking on special projects, providing a last minute hand for events, or organizing a team potluck! At home, Stephanie can be found swapping out her old take-out favorites for new and improved, locally-sourced versions of the same dishes.