Jessica Alvarez Parfrey finds joy in seeking transformative opportunities for radical collaboration and community co-creation. Having worked on food, housing, community health and wellness, and other issues; Jess is a life-long learner of all things that would allow us to reclaim and reimagine our relationship to the earth and to one another. Jess is a nepantlera, mother, creative, entrepreneur, caretaker of 44 acres of land, and a JEDI practitioner working in service to the project of collective liberation. She received her B.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of California at Santa Barbara , was born in and now lives in San Diego county, and is driven to nurture opportunities for joy, healing, community-based strategy, and design informed by decolonized practice and methodologies.