Anisah recently completed her undergraduate degree in International Development Studies. Before entering academia as a mature student, Anisah trained as an herbalist, a nutritionist, and a yoga instructor in BC and participated in community agricultural initiatives, including the formation of a community seed-saving project and an eater-producer food cooperative. She was also a start-up member of a worker cooperative food forest and market garden. Her interest and activism in co-creating more sustainable, just, and democratic community food systems has continued at Trent, where she has focused on campus sustainability and food system issues. In 2014, she set up the Food Services Sustainability Committee to bring together student groups, college reps, Trent’s Sustainability Office, Chartwells, and community partners to clarify and advance Chartwells’ local food purchasing commitments.