Ren is a queer, nonbinary, Filipino organizer, educator, and farmer based in Chicago. They are originally from the California Central Valley and descend from farmers in the Philippines. Deeply rooted in their ancestral relationship with the land and food, Ren has grown in Chicago with Catatumbo Cooperative Farm, Lightly Farmed and UIC’s Heritage Garden. As the Advocacy Steward for the Advocates for Urban Agriculture, Ren supports and builds capacity for local farms and land, food, and environmental justice campaigns. As a community organizer, they are deeply committed to fighting alongside global anti-imperialist and anti-militarist struggles with their political home Anakbayan. They are also passionate about facilitating popular education grounded in radical imagination, storytelling and working-class BIPOC legacies of resistance to help guide strategies and pathways towards a free future.