Morgan McKinney

Morgan McKinney is a Process Innovation Project Associate at the American Public Human Services Association. In her current role, she leads the Coordinating SNAP & Nutrition Supports program, which strives to align the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) with various federal, state, and local nutrition supports, aiming to alleviate hunger … Read more

Chloe Green

Chloe Green (she/her) is the Senior Policy Associate, Food and Nutrition Services at APHSA and leads their federal nutrition policy portfolio, primarily focusing on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Chloe serves as the APHSA staff liaison to the American Association of SNAP Directors (AASD) and National Association for Program … Read more

Riani Carr

Riani Carr (she/her) is a strong believer that policy change starts with community expertise. Currently, Riani is a Senior Research Coordinator at the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program (Aspen FSP). In her role, she advances and implements the Person-Centered Insights approach and methodology across Aspen FSP’s portfolio of work—including wealth, … Read more

Olivier Bradley

Olivier resides in Harvard, Massachusetts and attends the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he is a third-year honors student studying economics, environmental science, and civic engagement. On campus, Olivier participates actively in the Community Scholars Program, a multi-year academic community engagement and leadership program centered around intentional service, learning, discussion, … Read more

Karolina Arias

Karolina Arias was a fellow in the sixth class. During her fellowship she did her field placement at the Food Bank of North Carolina and her policy placement at Prosperity Now. That experience proved life changing and following her time as a fellow she worked on Capitol Hill focusing primarily … Read more

James Ziegeweid

James Ziegeweid is currently in his third year at Minnesota State University, Mankato where he studies Management with minors in Spanish and Agriculture & Food Innovation. As a student, Ziegeweid is heavily involved on campus as the president of the Maverick Speech and Debate team and meal planner at the … Read more

Sakeenah Shabazz

Sakeenah Shabazz (she/her) was born and raised in Southeast San Diego, California and currently resides in Oakland, California. She spent many years living and working in Washington, D.C. where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Georgetown University. In the District, Sakeenah was deeply involved in anti-hunger and anti-poverty … Read more

Michelle DeFreese

Michelle DeFreese is a Senior Officer at the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) based in Kigali, Rwanda. GGGI is a treaty-based international, inter-governmental organization headquartered in Seoul, South Korea dedicated to supporting and promoting strong, inclusive and sustainable economic growth in developing countries and emerging economies. Previously, Michelle served as … Read more

Mercy Erhiawarien

Mercy’s passion is to mobilize people to transform and impact their own communities. She is a social innovator and organizer with a mission to broker partnerships to strategically address development challenges by enhancing development focused organizational capacity in sub-Saharan Africa and mobilizing others to work towards African led social impact … Read more

Max De Faria

Max De Faria is a food justice researcher and policy advocate with lived experience of poverty and hunger. They currently work as a Research Assistant with the Center on Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School. Prior to this role, they served as a 27th Class Emerson National Hunger … Read more