Stephen Tolpinrud


Stephen Tolpinrud
Activist, Farmer, and Agroecologist

Stephen is passionate about agrarian issues, especially one’s that intersect with social and ecological justice. He has worked on a number of projects in Latin America to promote agroecology as a social movement, and counterweight to (neo)colonialism. At present, he is helping to promote indigenous and food sovereignty in the highlands of Guatemala with the guidance and help of the local Mayan community. Stephen holds a Masters of Arts from American University and the University for Peace in International Relations and Sustainable Development. He also obtained a certificate in Agroecology at the University of California Santa Cruz, which focuses on social and ecological justice within agriculture. He is a proud enrolled member of the Chickasaw tribe.