Kaija is a farmer and organizer pursuing projects and research around the topics of food sovereignty, community agriculture, cooperatives, Indigenous food forest management, and decolonial land practices. She is also a graduate student in the Environmental Policy & Sustainability Management (EPSM) program at The New School studying the political economy of food and land politics.
This past growing season she was a farmer at the rooftop farm Brooklyn Grange and is currently an EPSM Research Assistant for Faculty Chair Leonardo E. Figueroa Helland, PhD, where she organizes with civil society organizations in the Climate Justice and Just Transition space. She is also pursuing a graduate minor in Capitalism Studies at the Robert L. Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies. You can find some of her research at Cooperative Climate Futures where she is a researcher and collective member.
 Through all her work and research Kaija finds connection through principles of horizontalism, self determination, queer ecology, anti-capitalism, and abolition. 
contact: kaija@newschool.edu