Jibril Kyser was born and raised in South Sacramento California. While growing up in America’s Farm to Fork Capitol (formerly known as the City of Trees), Jibril tapped into a vibrant community of Black, Indigenous, and Refugee urban farmers and community organizers who inspired his reverence for land, food, and water. The knowledge he gained through his community work inspired him to study agroecology as a Conservation and Resource Studies major at UC Berkeley. Jibril has scientific research experience in both analytical chemistry and developmental endocrinology. As an undergraduate, he researched the endocrine disrupting effects that pesticide and pharmaceutical water contaminants have on the gonadal development of African Clawed Frogs. As a Grassroots Science Fellow at PAN, Jibril works with PAN Staff Scientist Dr. Emily Marquez to detect pesticide drift in farming communities in California’s Central Valley. Jibril is vegan, grows most of the food he eats, and is currently working toward a reality that is free of pesticides, petroleum, prisons, patriarchy, and pollution.
Grassroots Science Fellow