Leonel Ramirez

Leo Ramirez is an 18 year old high school student who lives in New York City. He resides in the Bushwick neighborhood, where food insecurity and gentrification are pressing issues. In his free time, Leo helps facilitate climate and food justice seminars in addition to participating in mutual aid and community initiatives. He’s also the managing editor of a first-of-its-kind student led magazine, Pass the Spatula, that has garnered attention from chefs, publications, and pioneers in the field. Currently, Ramirez is starring in a documentary that highlights his day to day life and crucial work. He hopes to one day become a food writer and journalist and give back to the neighborhood that has given him so much.