Njoki Mbũrũ

September 25, 2016

Njoki Mbũrũ
Board Member, At Large

Njoki Mbũrũ is a grandchild of subsistence farmers who grow a variety of local fruits, vegetables, and trees in Kenya’s Rift Valley region. She graduated from the Faculty of Land and Food Systems at the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in International Development (June 2020). Informed by her experiences in her birthplace, and observations of the evolving political and environmental landscape in her birthplace, Njoki feels drawn to public policy & social impact, with a focus on land justice and food sovereignty for Indigenous communities across the world. She is an alumnus of the 2020/2021 cohort of the LEVEL Youth Policy Program at the Vancouver Foundation where she published and presented a comprehensive policy brief titled “Anti-racist Approaches to Effectively Address Food Insecurity and Social Isolation among Indigenous and Black Seniors in Downtown Vancouver.” She identifies as a Black settler with Kenyan ancestry living on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.