Angela Woodall is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, the Guardian, the California Health Report, San Jose Mercury News and other national and international publications. She also worked for six years as a staff reporter at the Oakland Tribune, where she first started writing about the industrial food system and alternative food movements.The Gleason Ranch story attracted Angela because of the powerful forces involved in the family’s struggle — deep-pocketed developers, counterintuitive federal regulations, the search for sustainability, the pull of family, the push of history and the financial reality of the present. The book complements the Gleason Ranch documentary by journeying into those and other forces, which are putting independent family operations like Gleason Ranch at risk of extinction in Sonoma County and the rest of the nation.Angela has a master’s degree in journalism and public affairs from American University in Washington, D.C. She earned her bachelor’s in anthropology and sociology from Mills College in Oakland, where she lives now. You can read more of Angela’s work here, sign up for updates about the book, and keep up with news on the On Her Own blog.