Alejandra Nava


Teacher and writer from many places, but have called Portland home the longest.


What will you be presenting on? The nopal, a cactus, as representing a latin-american indigenous identity connected to land.

Best piece of advice you ever got about cooking: It is time well spent.

If you could only eat one meal forever, it would be: Sushi

Favorite food: Sushi

Recommended reading: Gloria Anzaldua, Borderlands

Best meals: Ramen

Food you’d like to try: Ethiopian food