Equitable Food Initiative Expands Training Team, Hires Ana Luisa Rivera Collazo as Workforce Development Specialist
WASHINGTON, DC - Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) recently added both a new position and a new face to its team. After creating the position of Workforce Development Specialist, the organization tapped Ana Luisa “Lulu” Rivera Collazo to fill the role. As the Workforce Development Specialist, Collazo will be responsible for training EFI leadership teams in workplace collaboration and problem-solving skills.
Collazo has been training on EFI farms since 2016, after which she joined the company in a full-time capacity in 2019. According to a press release, her hiring comes at a critical time for the company, as it seeks to build capacity and expand to more farms across North, Central, and South America.
“Lulu’s dedication to her work and her exceptional skills in facilitation and building leadership teams is a valuable skill set so we’re very glad to have her on board full time,” stated Gretta Siebentritt, Director of Workforce Development. “Her experience is well-suited to help our growing number of farm operations looking to train and develop strong leadership teams.”
Collazo was raised on a family farm in Puerto Rico, where she fell in love with both nature and agriculture. She earned her bachelor’s degree in education, with an emphasis in outdoor recreation. Her work experience includes roles as outdoor educator, facilitator, and community organizer where she assisted groups in developing strong, healthy relationships and building thriving communities.
Congratulations to Ana Luisa on this new role!