Keegan O’Neil is a gardener and educator who was born and raised in San Diego. Over the past five years, Keegan has involved himself in efforts toward a more sustainable food system in his home town. He currently works as the Youth Food Justice Program Coordinator for the International Rescue Committee in San Diego. The Youth Food Justice Program teaches about nutrition and small scale organic growing while providing academic enrichment, mentoring and job readiness training through garden programs at Crawford and Hoover High Schools. A graduate from the University of California at San Diego’s Sociology department, Keegan feels that access to healthy, unadulterated food is a universal human right and that development of a truly sustainable relationship with natural systems is necessary to ensure the survival of humankind.