Thomas Hintze is a member of the Board of Directors at Terra Cultura. Tom has comprehensive leadership experience as a grassroots organizer. He co-founded the Occupy Wall Street Kitchen at Zuccotti Park and led a team of volunteers to provide up to five thousand free meals a day to activists and underserved populations in New York City. He also founded two law collectives, which offer legal trainings to activists and communities of color. Prior to that, in 2009 Tom worked as the director of the 4K for Cancer, a nonprofit organization dedicated to uniting communities nationally in the fight against cancer. After serving as director, he became a founding member of the organization’s board of directors in 2010. Tom is currently earning his Ph.D. in English at the University of California, Davis, where he researches and teaches in twentieth century literature, focusing on laughter and the politics of representation in modernist media and literature. He co-edited Tidal: Occupy Theory, Occupy Strategy and his work has appeared in The Berkeley Journal of Sociology.