Ana C. Galvis-Martinez is a woman, a single mother of a teenager who is 16 years old, and a Latina immigrant in the USA since 2008, that works in the academic area of sustainability. Ana holds an undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Antioquia, Colombia, a MSc. in sustainable development from El Colegio de la Frontera Sur, ECOSUR in Chiapas, Mexico, and a MA in Latin American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. Since her undergraduate studies she became deeply interested in agroecology as an alternative agricultural production that can contribute to the conservation of natural resources and to strengthen social movements. After she graduated, Ana worked as a Biology and Chemistry teacher in a school attending vulnerable population, such as young single mothers, violently displaced people, and reinserted people from the Colombian armed conflict in the city of Medellin, Colombia. Then, Ana worked designing curricula that integrated contents on sustainability in high school programs for rural schools in Antioquia, Colombia. Years later, she migrated to the United States where she worked in multiple occupations outside her profession, this experience taught her some of the lessons of being an immigrant. Later, she decided to undertake graduate studies and was accepted in ECOSUR where she received a Master’s degree in sustainable development. Her research was focused on the impact of farmers’ markets in the well-living “Buen Vivir” of agroecological producers. In 2015, Ana got a Master in Latin American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research was focused on the participation of Latino community inside the Food Justice Movement Organizations in the East Bay of San Francisco. Parallel to her studies, Ana has volunteered in organizations such as La Via Campesina, Trans-Fair USA, and The Latin American Scientific Society of Agroecology.
At the present, Ana works for the Multinational Exchange for Sustainable AgricultureMESA where she co-leads a program to build-up skills in sustainable agriculture and food justice of vulnerable people such as formerly incarcerated, refugees and new immigrants in a program named Bay Area Farmer Training Program. During her entire career Ana has included the art of storytelling such a powerful tool that allow her to touch the hearts and the brains of the public an promote what she thinks is a change for good: A more inclusive, open minded and fair world.
This blog compiles some of her most powerful academic and literary pieces.
Bueno, en realidad tengo la necesidad muy fuerte de compartir lo que escribo y hago con mi gente. Apenas me aventuré a abrir mi blog en wordpress, es una maravilla la verdad.
Hay varias categorias. En una, muestro mi producción académica. Ensayos y ensayos de ensayos… de muchos temas… varios los hice durante la maestría otros solo los escribo porque si. En otra categoría tengo lo que escribo desde mi corazón en forma de cuento, o poema, o lo que sea que sea… y bueno esta la de uncategorized… donde va lo que no se de donde poner.
Besos y mas besos a todos y todas las que se aventuren a navegar en esta red de redes.