Aaron Sharratt is a co-founder and executive director of the La Semilla Food Center. Prior to La Semilla, Aaron was the Projects Coordinator for the Colonias Development Council during which time he developed the Cultivando Tradición Community Garden Program to promote community gardens, greenhouses, and youth leadership projects in Anthony, Chaparral, and Vado, New Mexico. Aaron has conducted food-related research in Michoacán, Mexico and assisted with grant writing and linguistic research for the Mescalero Apache Tribe. He holds a B.A. in Anthropology, Sociology, and Latin American Studies from the University of Minnesota, Morris and a M.A. in Anthropology from New Mexico State University.