Samuel Raskin

Sam is a 2005 graduate of the University of California at Santa Cruz with an independent major in regional development and social justice.  For his senior project he conducted research on small, immigrant-run grocery stores operating in low-income neighborhoods in his hometown of San Francisco, and wrote a thesis based … Read more

Natalie Valpiani

Natalie graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a double major in international studies and French. She was recognized by the Atlantic Coast Conference for her academic and athletic excellence, performing all four years as a varsity gymnast. Natalie worked for various campus organizations on … Read more

Community Food Assessment Map Project

Community Food Assessment Map Project is a map of community food assessment results using GIS technology.  The maps have been distributed throughout Kentucky, and are used both as strategic tools for community members as they implement change, and as public … Read more

Kayleigh Gamble

Kayleigh graduated from Northwestern University in 2008 with degrees in social policy and political science.  Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, she is fluent in Spanish and has worked in Latin America with Amigos de las Americas.  She has also conducted research in Valparaiso, Chile, worked with a housing collaborative in … Read more

Benjamin Bowman

Originally from Glastonbury, Connecticut, Benjamin graduated from Fordham University in 2007 with a degree in philosophy and Latin American and Latino studies. He has studied in El Salvador with the Casa de la Solidaridad program, and worked with various social justice communities, including the Grupo de Solidaridad in rural Nicaragua … Read more

Kate Geronemus

16th Class, 2009-2010 Field Placement: Center for Health Equity (Louisville, KY) Kate worked with this city government agency to increase healthy food options for Louisville residents. She built a repository for all research and grassroots initiatives addressing food security in … Read more

Daniel Burke

Hailing from Monee, Illinois, Danny graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University in 2009 with a double major in Spanish and environmental studies.  He studied in Spain, ran cross-country and track and field, and received two fellowships to fund his work in environmental and food justice.  He also completed a senior thesis … Read more

You Are What You Eat: Community Food Education Guide

You Are What You Eat: Community Food Education Guide serves as a tool for community leaders to initiate a dialogue around healthy eating, educate community members about the relationship between diet and health, and build community support for a healthy … Read more