Masika Henson

Masika Henson joined the 11th Hour Project in 2020 and is a Program Manager for the Food & Agriculture team. She has an interdisciplinary background that touches many sectors, including public, private, academic and government.

Previously, she managed projects and communications for the Nature Conservancy’s Global Soil Science Program. Additional experience includes grantmaking at the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation to support projects to improve California freshwater resources, and restoring and mapping the health of New York City waterways at NYC Parks. As part of the Rockefeller Foundation for six years, she helped manage the endowment and developed initiatives around oceans and fisheries as well as organizational sustainability.

She is a craft beer enthusiast and has over 10 years of experience in marketing and promotion of craft breweries. Masika received her Bachelor’s in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Santa Barbara and her Master of Science in Sustainability Management from the Earth Institute at Columbia University. In her spare time Masika enjoys growing food at her Oakland, CA home. As a DJ, she builds culture and relationships by communicating with people using music.