A Santa Ana resident, Nancy Alcala became involved in the food justice movement after an internship at a community garden in a low income residence. As an undergraduate at California State University Long Beach, she studied Sociology focusing on environmental sociology, criminology, group relations, and social policy. After coming back to her childhood community, Downtown Santa Ana, Nancy began volunteering with the Santa Ana Building Healthy Communities (SABHC) food justice workgroup in 2015. The SABHC food justice workgroup is working to establish Santa Ana’s first community managed Micro-Farm. Today, Nancy is a volunteer co-coordinator in the food justice workgroup. In addition to food justice work, Nancy is a home gardener, art and ceramic instructor, and hopes to become a history teacher and farmer in her community.