Rebecca Renteria is a Tucson native, born and raised, with her ancestral roots here in the American Southwest and Northern Mexico. Her community work interests are in social justice issues related to food and community representation in historical dialogue. As program coordinator for the G.U.E.S.T. (Gardening and Urban Ecology Support for Teachers) program Rebecca works with local educators and communities to build capacity centered around school gardens. Rebecca earned her BS and MA degrees in anthropology (with a focus on community archaeology) both from the University of Arizona. She has since worked in her community and has been able to show through honoring knowledge embodied in our traditions and practices, we can sustain our communities.