Rosa Romero is a Program Director at the Urban & Environmental Policy Institute (UEPI) at Occidental College. Rosa specializes in Farm to Preschool, Garden and Health curriculum development and teacher training. She is currently leading UEPI’s community-based EscWELLa initiative to enrich the health and wellness of Northeast Los Angeles school communities (las escuelas). In partnership with school communities, EscWELLa engages and empowers parents, students, teachers, and community organizations to develop long term wellness campaigns to grow schools into thriving community hubs. She co-leads LAFPC’s LA Farm to School & Garden Working Group. She is also a Master Gardener and longtime advocate and practitioner of Urban Agriculture in LA and is Board President of the South Central Farm Restoration Committee. She received her B.A. from UCLA in the Politics of Urban Education and her MEd in Early Childhood Education from the University of Hawaii, Manoa.
Program Director, UEPI