Aviva is a passionate entrepreneur with experience in marrying social missions with proven business-driven strategies. In 2014 Aviva and her business partner launched Kitchens for Good, which develops community kitchens that provide culinary job training for the unemployed, while simultaneously transforming cosmetically imperfect produce into nutritious meals for the hungry. In addition to tackling issues of food waste, hunger, and unemployment, Kitchens for Good operates a profitable food and catering enterprise that creates livable wage jobs for culinary graduates, and generates significant profits to reinvest into social programs. In just one year the organization grew from 2 to 30 employees, operating a $1.5 million catering company. Aviva oversees all of the nonprofit programs as well as marketing and communications. Prior to launching Kitchens for Good, Aviva was a Jewish Food Justice Fellow at the Leichtag Foundation. Here she assisted with grant-making strategies related to food and agriculture, and created several programs including the Food Justice Film Series. Aviva is a Baltimore native. She received her B.A. from the Maryland Institute College of Art where she studied design and sustainability. Aside from professional activities, Aviva is engaged in the local Jewish community in North County San Diego, organizing weekly ‘Shabbatlucks,’ Shabbaton camping retreats, and holiday gatherings. Aviva is thrilled to now call San Diego her home, where she can indulge year round in her love for the outdoors, surfing, Mexican food, gardening, and fresh produce.