Qiana is the Executive Director of Just Food, a food justice nonprofit based in New York City that galvanizes small-scale farmers, producers, and community members throughout the region. Just Food aims to shift the power, health, and wealth of historically marginalized and under resourced communities. Building towards a sovereign and healthy food system rooted in racial, social, economic, and environmental justice is the focus of her work. Qiana earned her Food Hub Management Certificate from the University of Vermont and her B.S. in Marketing from Hampton University. She serves on the Organizational Council of the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC). Qiana is an active CSA member of Rock Steady Farm & Flowers, volunteer, and serves on the boards of The Point CDC and the South Bronx Farmers Market.
In addition to her food system and advocacy experience, Qiana has also worked with municipal leaders across the country to help them find unique ways to improve the financial livelihood of their residents. She worked as the Cities for Financial Empowerment Coalition (CFE) Consultant for three years and served as the Paid Sick Leave Consultant during the initial public outreach phase of the Law in 2014. Both consultancies were with the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs.