Social Entrepreneur. Activist. Inventor. Herbalist.
Priscila Espinosa, a native of Clinton, Massachusetts, is a social entrepreneur, activist, and inventor who’s social enterprise, SproutChange, started as a hashtag in February 2016 to influence a grassroots advocacy movement in consumer education around alternative medicine, organic agriculture, sustainability, and social/food justice. Today SproutChange has gone from a grassroots movement to a budding start-up which was recently matched with Ropes & Gray global law firm to lawfully officiate its inception.
SproutChange offers 3 solutions to promote community health-building via food security and climate action, which entail:
Individual consultation with a Food as Medicine & Natural Remedies customized client protocol.
Community organizational wellness programs on Food as Medicine & Natural Remedies workshop series, including Emergency First Aid in Your Kitchen, Gut-Brain Connection, DIY Cultured/Fermented Medicinal Foods, and so many more! These organizational wellness programs are for internal training of employees and/or members of non-profits, for-profits, anchor institutions, etc.
Environment education open to the public with No-Dig Garden workshop series.
credentials & Background
Priscila was raised as a Nutritrarian and is currently practicing a healing foods plant-based diet and lifestyle. As a product of a multicultural upbringing, she’s a polyglot (Spanish, Italian, and French) who loves learning about the local natural remedies and herbs wherever she travels. She is a multi-generation herbalist who in her free time loves foraging for wild medicinal herbs, conducting holistic test-kitchen experiments, and creating her own therapeutic formulas for skin, physical, and mental well-being.
In the last three years since the #SproutChange movement, Priscila has graduated from Eden Valley Institute in Loveland, Colorado where she attained her Lifestyle Coaching certificate in April 2017. Priscila’s coursework at Eden Valley focused on natural remedies, organic farming, hydrotherapy, massage, and vegan/plant-based meal preparation. Upon her return home to Clinton from Eden Valley, Priscila held a few workshops at faith-based organizations and then traveled to Europe to apprentice as a sustainable organic farmer.
Priscila spent July through September 2017 learning permaculture farming and working in plant-based farm-to-table kitchens at Le Mas Perdu in southern France and Wasserburg Turow in northern Germany, followed by a practicum as a lifestyle coach working one-on-one with clients in Paris, France before returning back to Massachusetts mid September 2017. To date, Priscila has held several public speaking engagements and workshops including an Employee Wellness workshop at YWCA of Central Massachusetts, been featured on local Worcester TV show “Exposure with Mosher,” was a panelist and presenter at the Second Annual New Economy Summit held by the Worcester-based Social Venture Collaborative and a speaker at “Women & Wine: Entrepreneur Networking” event at Becker College sponsored by the Yunus Social Business Centre and Center for Women & Enterprise.
Priscila is a graduate of Worcester State University with a degree in Sociology, French Minor, and Concentrations in Spanish and Italian, certified in Nonprofit Lobbying & Advocacy from the University of Notre Dame: Mendoza College of Business, and full scholarship candidate for dual MS & MBA degree in Human Factors from Bentley University.
SproutChange was a featured social enterprise on Exposure With Mosher TV Show "Worcester's Growing Social Venture Ecosystem" on WCCA TV 194 "The People's Channel!”
Exposure With Mosher spotlights entrepreneurs, innovators, and good news. In an age of overwhelmingly negative headlines, show creator and host Amy Mosher Berry of Expressive Capital Consulting provides an uplifting forum for everyday entrepreneurs to share and inspire.
When Priscila is not working with SproutChange, you can find her tending her No-Dig Garden, conducting test-kitchen experiments, or involved in a number of pro bono endeavors in her community at-large including Health & Wellness Advocate for the Massachusetts Women of Color Coalition; State Convention Planning Committee, Legislative Drafting Committee, and State Committee member for the Green-Rainbow Party of Massachusetts; City of Worcester's Division of Public Health and Coalition for a Healthy Greater Worcester's "REACH Advisory Committee" (a cohort of Worcester-based Hispanic leaders); former nationwide Events Advisor to both the Center for Healthcare Innovation as well as the Hispanic Life Sciences Society; former Leadership Team member of Healthcare for All, and former Executive Director of New York Statewide Coalition of Hispanic Chambers of Commerce.