About the Author


Karla T. Vasquez is the creator of SalviSoul, a food justice advocate, a food historian and a proponent for healthy food accessibility in low-income communities. Karla holds a degree in Journalism and completed her culinary training at The New School of Cooking. She specializes in community building, nutrition education, and food history. Karla has worked with Hunger Action Los Angeles, Los Angeles Food Policy Council, VELA, The Edible Apartment, Champions for Change, With Love Market and Cafe and other social justice organizations where she has used her skills to organize outreach efforts, manage projects and lead community health initiatives.

Karla has contributed to Eater L.A., L.A. Taco, We Are Cocina, and other publications. She's been interviewed by KCRW Good Food, Vice Munchies, ABC & and has been featured in Fierce by Mitu, and Zocalo Public Square. Most recently she was the LA Food Bowl Festival Event Coordinator at the Los Angeles Times.

Her initial inspiration for SalviSoul was to honor the lives of the women in her family.