Team Member


Fund Advisor

Dr. Jasmine Jackson (she/hers)  Co-Executive Director of the National Black Food & Justice Alliance – Dr. Jas is an applied food systems research and policy-based specialist. She partners with academic research teams, anchor institutions, philanthropic foundations, and community-based organizations to identify root causes of and develop innovative solutions to food system challenges. Dr. Jas received her master’s degree in Community Planning from Auburn University and Ph.D. in Integrative Public Policy and Development from Tuskegee University. As a New Orleans native and farmer, she has developed a unique perspective when it comes to food and the effects that it has on communities. Dr. Jas believes that your zip code should not determine your life expectancy, and building relationships are essential to creating a sustainable and just food system.

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The fund now welcomes funding from a broad array of donors to continue to support rural Black community self determination throughout the Black Belt region.