Jen Astone is the Executive Director of the Swift Foundation. Swift provides grants and investment capital to support land and water stewards who protect and defend biocultural diversity and community-based resilience systems essential to a healthy planet. Swift funds Indigenous and local communities as well as organizations involved in advocating for land and resource rights, indigenous knowledge systems, agroecology, and alternative economic models. Swift is a member of Divest Invest, the AgroEcology Fund, and the Global Alliance for the Future of Food. Jen earned her Ph.D. in cultural anthropology with fieldwork on women’s gardens in Guinea, West Africa and lives in Aptos, California with her partner and 12-year old son.