We are delighted to announce the members of the 5th Class of Zero Hunger Interns. These developing leaders will spend 10 weeks over the summer expanding the impact of anti-hunger organizations in Washington, D.C.
Even as parts of the world began to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic, the invasion of Ukraine and ensuing economic fallout have sent rates of food insecurity rocketing up around the world. According to estimates from World Food Program USA, over a quarter of a Billion people worldwide are facing severe hunger. And in the United States, the lasting effects of racism and discrimination have driven an unequal economic recovery.
Zero Hunger Interns will support their host organizations as they respond to hunger crises, as well as developing the experience and skills necessary to become effective anti-hunger leaders in their communities. The interns’ subject matter and advocacy expertise will be augmented through participation in the 2022 Zero Hunger Summer Seminars.
The Zero Hunger Internship was launched in 2018 with support from the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation to build the knowledge and leadership skills of the next generation of young people who will end hunger by 2030. Along with our Hunger Fellowship programs and Zero Hunger Academy online learning platform, this internship supports our mission of developing, inspiring, and connecting leaders in the movement to end hunger, and to advocate for public policies that create a food secure world.
|Cristina Castillo||Gettysburg College||U.S. Dept. of Agriculture|
|London DeJarnette||Allegheny College||Congressional Hunger Center|
|Ketty Eberepou||University of the District of Columbia||International Food Policy Research Institute|
|Fernando Gaxiola||Temple University||Oxfam America|
|Sophia Iacona||University of California Los Angeles||1,000 Days|
|Layne Johnson||University of Virginia||Catholic Charities USA|
|Nash Masinde||Iowa State University||InterAction|
|Deborah Nans||University of Texas Austin||Food Research & Action Center|
|Tiara Nourishad||University of California San Diego||World Food Program USA|
|Meghna Phalke||Northwestern University||Mercy Corps|
|Kyle Pico||Cornell University||International Food Policy Research Institute|
|Kailey Wilkens||University of California San Diego||Center for Law and Social Policy|
|Indya Woodfolk||University of Richmond||Congressional Hunger Center|
|James Ziegeweid||Minnesota State University Mankato||Food Research & Action Center|
The Zero Hunger Internship is made possible through the generous support of the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation, Kellogg Company Fund, and the Corella & Bertram F. Bonner Foundation.