Ysanet Batista is a queer Black-Dominican woman, born in Harlem, NY and currently living in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. Ysanet is a Farm School NYC alum and holds a certificate in Urban Agriculture & Permaculture Design. She completed her undergraduate degree at Johnson & Wales University and worked in hospitality & tourism for 10 years before transitioning to community, place and identity centered organizing. Ysanet is the founder of Woke Foods, a Black women & worker-owned cooperative focused on offering Dominican and other Afro-Caribbean plant-based gastronomy and food sovereignty. When she is not working at Woke Foods, she is participating in solidarity economy circles and hosting Free The Bag Podcast, a podcast to guide people towards freeing their time, money, and each other.

Visit the website for Woke Foods for more information about this project.