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Heile Gantan is a research fellow with Impact Justice, where she conducts research for the Farm-to-Corrections California project. Her background in nutrition and experience with the California Department of Corrections motivates her policy advocacy work to improve the provisions of basic resources throughout jails and prisons. In her advocacy efforts, she works closely with civic and state organizations to support reentry and therefore reduce recidivism for returning citizens. 

Heile obtained her B.S. in nutrition with a double minor in business administration and marketing from California State University, Sacramento. She is currently a candidate of the Master of Public Policy program at University of California, Irvine with a special focus in health equity and justice. 

Fun fact: Heile is currently learning how to play the ukulele!