Regional Director, Asia and the Pacific
Born and raised in India, Ashlesha wears many hats: activist, researcher, and a philanthropy sector professional. Her background is in learning from and supporting Indian and global farmers’ movements like La Via Campesina for more than ten years. She currently volunteers with a variety of Indian peoples movements working towards a just food system. Her research work centers on agroecology, peasant movements, public policies, and gender. She has a Masters in Science from El Colegio de la Frontera Sur in Chiapas, Mexico, where she got to learn from Mexican Indigenous struggles. Ashlesha loves to cook and tend to her garden.