Rosana Franco is a Policy Associate at the LA Food Policy Council. Through this role, she provides staff support to the Urban Agriculture and Farmers for All Working Groups, as well as the Los Angeles Street Vendor Coalition.
Rosana is a Long Beach native and previously worked for the City of Long Beach Department of Public Works, where she managed capital projects, oversaw program-wide budgets, and prepared communications materials for City Council briefings.
In 2016, Rosana graduated from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs with a Master's in Urban Planning and completed a capstone titled "Putting the Gardens in Mar Vista Gardens: Urban Agriculture in a Public Housing Site," which provided analysis and recommendations on food growing in public housing. Prior to graduate school, she served as a Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellow and lived in Chicago, Washington, DC, and the Bay Area. A proud golden bear, Rosana received her Bachelors degree in Anthropology and Spanish & Portuguese from UC Berkeley.