Taina Diaz-Reyes is the 2020-2021 Hunger Advocacy Fellow with ELCA Advocacy’s DC office. Originally from Tucson, Arizona, Taina grew up in the DC area. She graduated from the George Washington University with a BA in Geography and Sustainability, then with a MDiv/MA in Sustainability dual degree from Wake Forest University in 2019. This fall, she will begin her studies as a Sustainability PhD student at Arizona State University. Passionate about using geographic and decolonizing research methods to pursue social and environmental justice, her background includes research in environmental quality and management, indigeneity, the role of science in society and politics, food sovereignty movements, racial justice, food justice, decolonization, multiculturalism, and migration. Her hope for her research and theologically-informed advocacy is that they serve to help humanity achieve a more sustainable connection to the Earth and each other through research and writing on food, equity, and faith.