Author: Maya Salsedo

About Maya

Maya Salsedo

Salsedo has spent fifteen years working in community-based, social, and environmental education programs with emphasis on BIPOC and high-school-aged youth. A product of the youth food justice movement, Salsedo is committed to providing young people with experiences, environments, and mentorship that help to break down human and nature binaries on a path to address systemic injustices in environmental and social contexts. Salsedo’s career has spanned from delivering programming as an educator in Bay Area gardens and schools, to coalition leadership with Rooted in Community national youth network, to education program directorship. Currently, Salsedo is Mycelium’s curriculum and evaluation manager, weaving critical pedagogies and research justice towards efficacy in work which aims to nurture and uplift youth voice and power for climate change resilience and adaptation. Salsedo’s work is influenced by the Black feminist theory, popular education, queer ecologies, and the personal-political endeavors of understanding diaspora and decolonization.