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Stephanie Peña

Stephanie brings over a decade of varied experiences to her role as a Conservation Manager, from running operations teams at high growth tech companies to owning and operating her own diversified farm in the Umpqua National Forest. Stephanie’s pivot away from the private sector and into farming was borne out of a love for our planet and a deep concern for how inequity expresses itself in agriculture. The intersection of Stephanie’s own lived experiences as a Latina, first generation American, first generation college/high school graduate, and native Spanish speaker – coupled with her exposure to our fractured farming industry – have shaped her relentless pursuit of a more equitable, resilient, and human-centered food system. Outside of work, Stephanie spends her time playing competitive soccer and volleyball, cooking from her CSA share, perfecting her focaccia recipe, and enjoying endless cuddles with her four pups, two cats, and loving partner.

Favorite Vegetable: Hakurei Turnips