Caroline George

Born and raised in Maine, Caroline graduated with Phi Betta Kappa and honors from Wellesley College with a degree in environmental studies and jazz & world music. Caroline’s work in food justice began in high school at Cultivating Community, a local nonprofit that taught her how to maintain an urban … Read more

Rachel Flores

Originally from Dayton, Ohio, Rachel graduated from Vanderbilt University with a double major in environmental sociology and community leadership and development. During her four years in Nashville, she spent her time working on sustainability and food justice projects on campus. She also volunteered and interned with nonprofit organizations throughout the … Read more

Methany Eltigani

Born in Sudan and raised in Philadelphia, Methany graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and nutrition. During her time at Penn, she was active in board positions at minority organizations on campus, including the United Minorities Council, Black Student Association, the African … Read more

Esther Davila

Originally from West Orange, N.J., Esther graduated with honors from Boston University with a degree in health science and a minor in sociology. As the daughter of immigrants, she has been motivated to volunteer and intern with organizations that serve immigrant and marginalized communities. Her passion for social justice and … Read more

Madelaine Britt

A native of Rochester, N.Y., Madelaine Britt is a graduate of the School of Architecture and Planning at the University at Buffalo (SUNY), a Western New York Prosperity Fellow and a Harry S. Truman Scholar. Growing up in the Rust Belt, she is passionate about centering community voice in urban … Read more

Jarvis Benson

Originally from Grenada, Mississippi, Jarvis graduated with honors from the University of Mississippi with degrees in international studies and Spanish. His passion for social justice came while serving as a community organizer for the non-profit Mississippi Votes and overseeing the largest voter registration effort in the state since the Freedom … Read more

Analicia Bañales

Born and raised in Corpus Christi, Analicia has lived and traveled throughout Texas, beginning her undergraduate education in San Antonio before transferring to the University of Texas at El Paso where she studied political science, criminal justice, and intelligence & national security studies. While finishing her degree at UTEP, Analicia … Read more

Mariama Badjie

Born and raised in the Bronx to immigrant parents from the West African nation of The Gambia, Mariama Badjie graduated with honors in community health education and a minor in public policy from Hunter College in New York City. Mariama first faced tough questions about racial and socioeconomic equity when … Read more

Alexa Angelo

Alexa graduated from Miami University of Ohio with a degree in dietetics. Her passion for nutrition education began her sophomore year, when she secured a grant and developed a free, monthly nutrition education and cooking program at the Family Resource Center for the community of Oxford, Ohio. After graduation, she … Read more

Trish Abalo

Raised in Midland, Michigan, Trish graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in interdisciplinary studies in public health, and a minor in philosophy. While at MSU, Trish researched small-scale urban markets in Detroit, Mich. and Lilongwe, Malawi through the Global Center for Food Systems Innovations, where her team generated … Read more