Shawn is the co-founder and director of Soil Born Farms, an urban organic farming and education center located in Sacramento, CA. Through its urban farms and associated programs, Soil Born Farms works to create a more sustainable and equitable food system for the Sacramento region. Shawn has been directly involved in the development of sustainable food systems and healthier communities since 1993 and holds an M.S. degree in International Agriculture Development from U.C. Davis.