Aleya is the principal consultant at ACRES Consulting Services. The mission of ACRES Consulting is to contribute to the future of regenerative food systems by connecting resources, developing programming, and providing food sovereignty expertise to organizations and individuals. She has over 5 years of organic farming experience and exposure to many strong networks of farmers and organizers in the region and internationally. Aleya began organizing farmers and food activists of color in the region in 2013 by inviting people to the black-owned 5 Seeds Farm in Sparks, MD on weekends. Eventually that evolved into 3-day agroecology trainings on the farm she co-founded on the eastern shore of Maryland. Aleya has worked regionally as the Delmarva Program Manager for Future Harvest CASA and has traveled the region to speak at conferences and facilitate workshops throughout the Chesapeake Foodshed.