Ildi is Director of the Cal Ag Roots Project at the California Institute for Rural Studies. She holds an M.S. in Community Development from U.C. Davis, and over the past 13 years, he has led projects all over the state that bring people together to shift California agriculture towards sustainability and justice. Among other jobs, she ran the statewide Farm to School Program for Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) and was Associate Director of FoodWhat, a youth empowerment program in Santa Cruz.