Tenzin Dhakong

Tenzin Dhakong is a 1.5 generation immigrant from Minnesota. She graduated with distinction and Phi Beta Kappa honors from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (UMN). At the UMN, Tenzin was involved in a number of public service-centered programs such as the Public Policy and International Affairs Program, the Urban Scholars … Read more

Tazkia Shah

Taz Shah is a first-generation Kashmiri-American who graduated from the Johns Hopkins University in 2019 with a B.A. in Public Health Studies, where she researched and delivered community-based nutrition and health education in food-insecure and housing-insecure populations. After graduating, she worked as a policy consultant to the Sacramento County government, … Read more

Sofia Charlot

Sofia is a first-generation Haitian-American from Miami, Florida. She studied Anthropology & Human Biology and African American Studies at Emory University, where she was a member of the Lambda Alpha National Anthropology Honor Society, Residence Life, the Black Student Alliance, and the Emory Scholar’s Program. Now, Sofia is a co-coordinator, … Read more

Robert Economou

Robbie grew up in New Rochelle, New York, and graduated from SUNY Geneseo with a degree in Sociology. While attending SUNY Geneseo Robbie served as co-chair of a student activist group called Food Security Advocates, where he educated fellow students about hunger on college campuses, created a food pantry delivery … Read more

Paige Clay

Originally from Denver, Colorado, Paige Clay recently graduated with a B.A. in political science (concentration in U.S national politics) and Africana studies from the College of Wooster. Paige has always been interested in social justice and racial equity work, but her combined personal experiences with hunger and the Supplemental Nutrition … Read more

Nitan Shanas

Born in Israel, Nitan moved at the age of 10 with his family to Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Nitan graduated summa cum laude from Rutgers University – Camden with majors in Psychology, Urban Studies, and Economics and a minor in Ethics. As a Bonner Foundation scholar, he has worked at … Read more

Nathan Garcia

Nathan Garcia has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 10 years, on a range of issues from human rights to wildlife conservation. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, he was first introduced to social justice work by local organizations combating human trafficking. After years of building … Read more

Morgan McKinney

Morgan is originally from Ohio and graduated from Duke University with degrees in global health and public policy. During her childhood she split her time between living on a farm in rural Ohio with her father’s side of the family and in a small town just outside of Columbus with … Read more

Michelle Fausto

Michelle Fausto is a recent graduate of the University of California Los Angeles, where she studied Political Science and Labor Studies. During her time at UCLA, she interned at the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission, a local organization through which she engaged in citywide anti-homelessness advocacy and direct service work in … Read more

Julie Noreene Bautista

Julie Bautista was born in the Philippines and moved to Guam in her high school years. Her lived experience as a minority and living in an island rich with indigenous culture drove her to pursue a career in advocacy for historically marginalized groups and immigrant communities. She graduated from the … Read more

Jalen Banks

Originally from Virginia, Jalen graduated from UC Berkeley in 2021 with a major in Political Science and a minor in African American Studies. While at Cal, she served as Co-director of the Black Recruitment and Retention Center, tutored incarcerated students at San Quentin State Prison, performed extensive research on law … Read more

Isabelle Sohn

Born in Philadelphia, Isabelle graduated from the University of Chicago in 2020 with a degree in History and a minor in Human Rights. While at school, she wrote her B.A. Honors thesis on the insularity of Korean food within the U.S. as connected to U.S. perception of the Korean “Forgotten” … Read more