Matthew King

Matthew is from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz with a degree in Religious Studies.  In Milwaukee, he volunteered with anti-hunger organizations and as a tutor/mentor for urban youth.  As a full-time student athlete in California, he organized campus food drives and continued his … Read more

Shijuade Kadree

Shijuade graduated from Emory University in 2005 with a BA in Sociology and Political Science, where she participated in the Kenneth Cole Fellowship in Community Building and Social Change.  Shijuade worked with the City of Atlanta, local non-profits, grassroots organizations and residents on a green space planning and utilization initiative.  … Read more

Aiyeshia Hudson

Aiyeshia is a 2005 graduate of Florida State University, with a major in psychology and a minor in English.  She mentored and tutored children at low-income schools through the America Reads program and volunteered with the children’s program at Refuge House, Inc.  She has conducted research for the Florida State … Read more

Natalie Valpiani

Natalie graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a double major in international studies and French. She was recognized by the Atlantic Coast Conference for her academic and athletic excellence, performing all four years as a varsity gymnast. Natalie worked for various campus organizations on … Read more

Lauren Forbes

Lauren graduated from Vassar College in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and correlate sequences in Economics and Philosophy.  As one of Vassar’s Community Action coordinators, Lauren facilitated student volunteerism in youth and women’s services for two years.  She also worked for campaign finance reform with Democracy … Read more

Indivar Dutta-Gupta

Indi was involved with Amnesty International USA, as a member of its Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Advisory Group and in other volunteer positions.  After graduating from the University of Chicago in June 2005, Indi came to D.C. to work with a non-profit Democratic consulting firm on political campaigns, food … Read more

Cecilia Cárdenas-Navia

Cecilia graduated with distinction from Yale College in 2005 with a dual degree in History of Science, History of Medicine and Ethnicity, Race, and Migration.  She served as an ethnic and freshman counselor at Yale, facilitating discussions about the role of race and ethnicity in cultural and academic life.  Cecilia … Read more

Larisa Bowman

Larisa graduated magna cum laude with honors in International Relations from Brown University in 2003.  She worked at New York City’s FoodChange as a Program Assistant in the Food Access Department, where she contributed to program development, media campaigns, and grant applications, including a USDA award for $125,000. Larisa she studied … Read more

Kevin Anderson

Kevin graduated magna cum laude from Northwestern University in 2005, receiving a BA in political science and legal studies.  He wrote honors theses for both majors: the first paper posited a legal and political solution to the Iraqi debt crisis and the second paper examined the evolution of U.S. foreign … Read more

Madina Agénor

Madina graduated magna cum laude with honors from Brown University with a degree in Gender Studies and Community Health.  While at Brown, she served as the co-director of a student-run dance company, a peer French tutor, an academic advisor to first-year students, and a community health educator.  She wrote an … Read more

Brigit Adamus

Brigit graduated from Cornell University in 2005 with a degree in Human Biology, Health, and Society.  At Cornell she competed for the varsity gymnastics team and served as the president of the Panhellenic Health Advisory Team. She conducted research with Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program and completed … Read more