EPISODE THREE: GIANNA NINO
Gianna Nino is a Stanford Medical student and seasonal farmworker. Gianna has harvested food since she was 14 alongside her mother who has been a farmworker for two decades. Between her masters degree and starting medical school at Stanford, Gianna returned to the fields to pick blueberries alongside her mother, in the middle of the Covid19 pandemic. Gianna tweeted about her experience in the fields, garnering a huge reaction online. Gianna shares what it's like to be an essential worker, helping put fresh food on tables nationwide despite extreme conditions for low wages. She tells Between Headlines why she decided to become a doctor and asks us to acknowledge and appreciate the diverse human beings contributing to our food system.