Richmond, CA - Tania went from at "risk youth" to community activist and organizer. Currently working as Program Coordinator with Urban Tilth, a Richmond non-profit manifesting a more sustainable, healthy and just food system. When she's not in the garden, Tania is working with Youth Movement Records and the RYSE Center, as a Media and Arts assistant program coordinator. In April of 2010, she participated with nearly 30 other activist and organizers representing various grassroots, base-building organizations from throughout California, in a two-week Liberation Permaculture Design Course, hosted by Movement Generation at the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center. At the largest youth led Eco-Music Festival in the Nation, she was awarded with the Youth Champion Award for her environmental activism. Conscious Youth Media Crew, located in San Francisco nominated her one of three youth to premier on the "Toxic Triangle" documentary. In January of 2010, the City of Richmond presented her with the Martin Luther King Richmond Community Leadership and Service Award, she one of two chosen by the Ryse Center. Tania is currently in college pursuing her B.A in Environmental Studies and Media.