Tania Pulido was raised and continues to live and work in the flats of Richmond and San Pablo. Her personal, familial, and community struggles inspired her to engage in community advocacy and organizing. Tania Pulido involvement at the RYSE Center began as a youth with the Richmond Leadership Team in 2009. As a youth Tania was a part of the RYSE Digital Justice Team leading to her community journalism with the Richmond Pulse, which remains active. Tania has also been working with Urban Tilth since 2009, her roles have included youth apprentice, community garden manager, community engagement, educator, and public speaker. She remains an active member of Urban Tilth managing two community gardens in North Richmond that she helped design and build with community input. Tania has won local and national awards for her environmental and community leadership including the Brower Youth Award in 2011. In 2014, Tania graduated from UC Berkeley with a Bachelor’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies with a concentration in Conflict Resolution. She has completed advanced trainings in Conflict Resolution and Restorative Justice with SEEDS Community Resolution Center. Tania is interested in herbal medicine, ancestral healing practices, outdoor adventures, hoop dancing, live music, and Richmond politics.