Growing up in rural Iowa shaped Jaya’s appreciation for agriculture. She graduated from the University of Utah in 2020, where she double majored in Honors Biology and Environmental Studies.
During her time in college, she volunteered at Real Food Rising, a community garden program that grew fresh produce in the middle of a food desert. Jaya also loves engaging with people and hearing their stories. Talking with farmers is her favorite part of her work with FarmRaise.