El has 5 years of experience working the DTES in various frontline positions with a focus on Harm Reduction. During that time, their most cherished work experiences were sitting and eating with the community and hosting bingo night. In their work as DECK Coordinator, they are working with community members and organizers and following the guidance of elders and knowledge keepers to build and strengthen a mutual aid network throughout DTES food programs. El believes in Food Sovereignty and that every community has the right to determine its diet and shape its food system.