Rosie Mensah is passionate about Jane-Finch, the community where she grew up in Toronto. Growing up in a predominately low-income part of the neighbourhood, Rosie experienced food insecurity first-hand. Early on, Rosie became aware of the link between poverty and food insecurity and the destructive effects it was having on her and other members of her community. These early life experiences mobilized Rosie to work towards addressing the root causes of food insecurity in her community which developed her interest in food justice. Rosie has spent the last few years advocating for food justice and is one of the Coordinators of the Black Creek Food Justice Network. Rosie holds a Master of Public Health from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from Western University.