Fortino Morales is a Global Food Initiative team member and manager of UC Riverside’s community garden (R’Garden). He graduated from UC Riverside with a bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences in 2011 after having helped found the community garden, established the first student-run course, the Urban Garden Seminar, and ushered through a student referendum to fund sustainability engagement. Upon graduation, he returned to UC Riverside as its first R’Garden manager, overseeing the 3-acre sustainable community garden. During this time he won numerous accolades from the campus, city and state for his work in promoting food justice on and off campus. He has made the R’Garden a bastion for sustainable agriculture, living laboratory experimentations and community outreach.