Oakland Food Policy Council/Self-Employed
Asia Hampton comes to the table with 9 years of experience working in all areas of the food system to increase equitable access to food and opportunity. Asia is also a Member of the Oakland Food Policy Council actively working on the development of a new organizational structure and the implementation of The Good Food Purchasing Policy within OUSD. Originally from San Diego, Asia moved up the California coast to attend UC Santa Barbara where she earned a B.A. in Sociology. She traded in warm beaches for long bridges when she moved to Oakland in 2012 and traded moderate weather for four seasons with a brief stint in New York while she worked on her Master’s in Food Systems at NYU. She now happily lives in Oakland with her partner and dog, making frequent trips out of town to maintain the amazing friendships she’s made along the way.