Audrey Mei Yi Brown is a writer and activist working at the intersection of social justice, environment, food and the arts in the Bay Area. She believes that through food, we tell the stories of our world’s entangled social, environmental and political geographies.
Audrey graduated from UCLA with a degree in Geography and a minor in Literature and the Environment. With the support of an Astin Scholar fellowship, she spent over a year conducting oral history research on the significance of food justice gardens for Latina immigrants in Pacoima, CA. Her work exploring food justice, environmental literature, and sustainable food systems has led her all over– from picking ripe guavas in Pacoima gardens to harvesting native potatoes in Peru’s Sacred Valley, to tracking heirloom seeds in the Nepal Himalaya, and now to Food Shift’s Alameda office.
In addition to working for Food Shift, Audrey writes for a local environmental news magazine, with a focus on environmental justice issues and youth perspectives. In her free time, she enjoys backpacking, experimenting in the kitchen, and practicing yoga with friends.