Ariela Yomtovian is a Program Associate at Brighter Green. Her interest in food, sustainability, and health took her to Italy where she graduated from the University of Gastronomic Sciences in 2013. Upon returning to the United States, she completed a Pre-Medical Post Baccalaureate Program at Cleveland State University while working as a Patient Advocate at a Free Clinic in downtown Cleveland. Her interest in food access and education took her to Binghamton, New York where she worked as an AmeriCorps VISTA in resource development and capacity building for the Food and Health Network of South Central New York. In 2015, she moved to New York City to work in Nutrition and Health Education with Harlem Children’s Zone and joined Brighter Green later that year where she continues to educate and advocate for a more sustainable and healthier food system. When she’s not working, she’s engaged in her Herbal Medicine course, running her weekly women’s Torah study group, and baking yummy bread.