Mary Jane Builes

Mary Jane Builes is from Charlotte, North Carolina, and attends American University in Washington D.C. majoring in International Studies. At AU, Mary Jane is part of the Community Based Research Scholars Program where she gained skills in community informed research. She believes that community members are the experts and solutions … Read more

Internship Placement: Share Our Strength / No Kid Hungry

Sandrine Bakuramutsa

Sandrine Divine Bakuramutsa was born and raised in Gakenke, rural Rwanda, and is a rising senior at Michigan State University, majoring in Food science with a minor in food industry management. On campus, Sandrine is a member of Spartan Global Development Fund, a student-run non-profit organization that creates awareness about … Read more

Internship Placement: NCBA CLUSA

Khiem Nguyen

Khiem Nguyen was born and raised in Southern Vietnam before coming to the Bay Area, California at age 14. Khiem currently attends the University of Southern California studying Global Health with a minor in Psychology and Law. At USC, he is a research assistant at the Center for LGBT Health … Read more

Internship Placement: International Food Policy Research Institute

Emani Figaro

Spelman College, Atlanta, Ga.

Internship Placement: Alliance to End Hunger

Tenè Harris

Spelman College, Atlanta, Ga.

Internship Placement: Feeding America

Nesreen Abu Khalaf

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.

Internship Placement: Bread for the World

Katie Waeldner

Duke University | Cultural Anthropology

Internship Placement: NCBA CLUSA Katie helped the resilience team document key project accomplishments and joined the advocacy and communications team to advocate cooperative priorities.

Jacquelyn Sullivan

Jacquelyn Sullivan (she/her) is a North Carolina resident and a recent graduate of Guilford College where she studied Political Science and Community Studies. She has spent the past few years learning and growing in her passion for food justice, and has worked particularly with communities experiencing food insecurity and homelessness … Read more

Jacquelyn was a 2nd Class Zero Hunger Intern in 2019. Internship Placement: National Farm to School Network Jacquelyn supported the launch of a campaign for a federal local food purchasing initiative and supported NFSN’s advocacy efforts.

Chido Shamuyarira

Cottey College | International Business & International Relations

Internship Placement: Congressional Hunger Center Chido worked with the Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellowship program team by supporting the daily function of the program, analyzing program surveys and participant feedback, and developing a comprehensive program calendar.

Gabriella Parker

University of Tennessee | Political Science & Africana Studies

Internship Placement: Oxfam America Gabriella supported research related to Oxfam’s agriculture and food security policy and worked with the government affairs team to represent key priorities for the food systems team.

Madeline McGarry

Iowa State University | Agricultural Communications & International Agriculture

Internship Placement: World Food Program USA Madeline supported the public policy team’s communication projects focused on U.S. government food security programs.