Gaby Tirta Jenkins


Gaby Tirta Jenkins is a sister, friend, designer, organizer and creative laborer living and working in Portland, Oregon. Born in Jakarta, Indonesia, Gaby's first introduction to American culture and the English language was through movies, cartoons, and the early Internet. Today, Gaby uses design, visual art, and language to tell stories the world needs. She is fiercely advocating for marginalized people at Mercy Corps and as the experimental duo, No One.


What will you be presenting about? Food & belonging & my childhood experience as an immigrant.

Best piece of advice you ever got about cooking: Use the best ingredients and let its true flavors show.

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

Recommended reading: Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds by Adrienne Maree Brown

Best meals: Simple home-cooked Chinese dishes.

Food you’d like to try: Pasta in Italy