Paige Milson

Paige grew up in Yorktown, Texas and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2018 with a B.S. in public health, a certificate in environmental sustainability, a minor in geography, and a concentration in biostatistics and health informatics. Most recently, she worked at Foundation Communities, a nonprofit that … Read more

Jeremy Arnold

Jeremy grew up in Charleston, West Virginia, before attending Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri, as a Founder’s Scholar. He earned a BBA in nonprofit business & social enterprise and a BA in intercultural studies. During his time in undergrad, Jeremy served as the director of a student service organization responsible … Read more

Yesenia Jimenez

Originally from South Central Los Angeles, CA, Yesenia moved into the Ramona Gardens Housing Projects in Boyle Heights, CA, where her pursuit for social justice grew. Yesenia attended Pasadena City College where she gained an Associates Degree in humanities and interned with the City College’s Cross-Cultural Center, she later transferred … Read more

Courtney Colwell

Courtney graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Johns Hopkins University with a BA in political science and minors in economics and social policy. At Hopkins, Courtney served as a Research Assistant in the Poverty and Inequality Research Lab, where she conducted research on post-secondary pathways for low-income youth in Baltimore. She … Read more

Roxana Rodriguez

Born and raised in North East Los Angeles, Roxana Rodriguez graduated from Williams College in 2017 with a double major in biology and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies and concentrations in both public health and Latina/o studies. At Williams, she interned at both the office of sustainability and the campus … Read more

Kat Vang

Kat is a UC Davis graduate with a BS in sustainable agriculture and food systems. Her current research explores cultural food identities in immigrant communities, economic drivers of food insecurity, food equity, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and self-determined capacity building. Her commitment to food equity, regenerative farming, and social … Read more

Davis Chhoa

Born and raised in Dallas, TX, Davis graduated with honors from Stanford University with a degree in human biology. During his time in college, he dedicated his time to building the Asian American community both on- and off-campus, through which he developed a passion for advocating for health access and … Read more

Kiese Hansen

Kiese graduated from the University of Maryland in 2015 with a degree in economics. Kiese holds a deep interest in domestic economic inequality, particularly as it relates to race, gender, food insecurity, and wealth. This is reflected in both her past work and volunteer experiences, which have included time with … Read more

Lakeisha Perkins

Lakeisha graduated with a Bachelor of Science in agriculture & society from Iowa State University in May 2018 where her major focused largely on courses from sociology, political science, and economics to prepare students to become leaders in addressing complex issues related to the social and human dimensions of agriculture, … Read more

Mackenzie Aime

Born and raised in Boise, Idaho, Mackenzie graduated from Emory University in 2018 with a degree in interdisciplinary studies, focused on food justice, and a minor in anthropology. Her senior honors thesis, about nonprofit staff perceptions on the progress and inclusion of the Southeastern food movement, was inspired by her … Read more

Katie Starr

Katie grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science in public health with a concentration in nutrition. She has worked with No Kid Hungry and facilitated classes through the organization Cooking Matters to ensure health education … Read more

Pierre Collins

Pierre grew up in Detroit, Michigan and later attended Eastern Michigan University. There, as a student in the Honors College, he studied both business and healthcare administration. While attending Eastern Michigan Pierre became passionate about not only serving vulnerable populations himself, but also helping organizations develop effective systems, policies, and … Read more