Meet the Team: Marketa Edwards, EiE Campus Projects Director

Marketa Edwards (she/her/hers)
Enough is Enough (EiE) Campus Projects Director

Marketa Edwards is a mother of five children living in South Troy, where she has made a home with her fiancé, children, and two beautiful grandchildren. Marketa is a skilled chef who is passionate about food justice, looking for ways to build strong communities one healthy meal at a time. Having experienced houselessness and poverty herself, she has been particularly vocal about ways to build power among vulnerable populations, working to support the many women and families who share her struggles. Marketa previously worked as a professional organizer with the Katal Center for Health, Equity and Justice, where she dedicated her time advocating for an end to mass incarceration and the war on drugs, policies that she has seen fracture families and harm the youth. Building on that advocacy work, Marketa co-founded and serves as the Executive Director of the Community Rising Project, an organization dedicated to supporting families who are directly impacted by state-sanctioned violence and by involvement in the criminal legal system.