Nina Kahori Fallenbaum is a freelance writer and the Food and Agriculture Editor for Hyphen magazine, a print and online publication profiling the arts and politics of Asian America. Her writing has been published in Nikkei Heritage, Nichi Bei Times, and Civil Eats. She studied food policy at U.C. Berkeley and Meiji Gakuin University in Tokyo, and worked on the Obama administration's local food initiatives at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. She served as director of programs for Kids First Oakland and the University of California at Berkeley’s Achievement Award Scholarship Fund, where she launched cooking programs and led outreach efforts to rural, new immigrant, and Asian American communities. She is a member of the 2011-2013 class of IATP Food and Community Fellows.