Anel TrujilloCalifornia Outreach Specialist
Anel has experience working closely with farmers of color in California’s Central Valley, the nation’s leading food-producing region. This is where the drought has hit the hardest and where resources are most needed. Her experience in program assistance and outreach in underrepresented farming communities helps AFT foster relationships and connect deeply with the needs of the next generation of farmers we aim to serve. Recently, Anel worked for the USDA Farm Service Agency assisting farmers directly with emergency relief programs. Before that, she worked at Centro Binacional para el Desarrollo Indígena Oaxaqueño in programs focused on strengthening social safety nets for women. Anel graduated from California State University, Fresno with a double major in Business Administration and Chicano Studies. Her family has farmed since the 1940s in Mexico and California.