Food Tank spoke with Ulises Zatarain, the Program Director of the Washington Youth Garden, who will be speaking at the Food Tank Summit in Washington, D.C.
Ulises Zatarain has over 10 years of experience in community development programming and fundraising. He currently works for the Friends of the National Arboretum as Program Director of the Washington Youth Garden. Previously he has held the position of Vice President of Community Programs for The Resurrection Project (2010 – 2014), and Deputy Director of Workforce and Economic Development for the Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County in Chicago, Illinois (2009 – 2010). He has overseen urban farming programs in suburban cook county, as well as variety of education, economic, and comprehensive development programs in Chicago. Ulises has a Masters of Arts from Northeastern Illinois University, and graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University.