Morgan Spears

Originally from north St. Louis, Morgan graduated from DePaul University with a degree in sociology and minors in economics and peace, justice and conflict studies. As a DePaul student, she was actively engaged in economic and social justice issues in the Chicago area. She was a leader with the Students … Read more

Keithlee Spangler

Keithlee graduated from Truman State University in northeastern Missouri with a degree in environmental ethics, with concentrations in outdoor education and sustainable agriculture. In college, Keithlee worked with after-school garden programs, taught environmental studies classes to her peers, worked in the “Communiversity” garden, and developed community garden projects to address … Read more

Brenda Mutuma

Hailing from Modesto, California, Brenda graduated from Stanford University in 2013 with a degree in political science, concentrating in political theory. Passionate about food justice issues, she built a community garden on Stanford University’s campus and was a Heifer International Fellow working in Uganda on livestock management. In coordination with … Read more

Shaka Clark

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Shaka graduated from the University of Virginia in 2013 with degrees in political and social thought, and African American and African Studies. They were a lead organizer for Workers and Students United, an organization that works toward securing living wages for the University of Virginia’s lowest paid … Read more

Allison Burket

Allison graduated in 2009 with a degree in international studies and environmental studies from Kenyon College, where she led a student organization dedicated to supporting and encouraging local food networks. After graduating, she interned with the Community Food Security Coalition, volunteered with local urban agriculture projects in D.C. and worked … Read more

Tavia Benjamin

A North Carolina native, Tavia graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2011 with degrees in global studies and anthropology. Tavia is a Chancellor Carolina Scholar, and served as a campus leader and activist as well as a Resident Advisor and lead organizer for food justice … Read more