Larisa Jacobson spent time working on youth support networks, immigrant and low-income housing issues in Brooklyn, and intersectional health disparities in Oakland before love of learning from the land led her deeper into the vital role of growing and cooking food as acts of cultural survival and celebration of identity, family, and home. She has worked alongside farmers honoring the sacred importance of water and land stewardship in Mexico and Guatemala, worked/taught at the University of California Davis Student Experimental Farm, and witnessed the magic of youth-led food sovereignty organizing as grower/crew leader at the Food Project. Most recently, she managed a community food access farm outside Boston, where she was committed to facilitating land access for youth and elders growing food in public housing communities. She holds reverence for art, music, and food as medicine and for lifting up the stories and agency of those in the in-between spaces. She joined Soul Fire as Farm Manager in 2017.