Sindri graduated from Saint Mary’s College of Maryland in 2006 with a degree in Political Science and a minor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality studies. Prior to attending college Sindri received Amnesty International’s 2001 Patrick Stewart Human Rights Scholarship and spent six months working on issues of hunger and poverty … Read more
Eliberty earned a BS in Policy and Management in 2006 from Carnegie Mellon University where she was a leader in the Spanish and Latin American Student Association. She also worked at an immigration law firm while completing the Public Law Program semester at American University. Eliberty served as a policy … Read more
Girmay is a 2009 graduate of Stanford University, where he earned a degree in biological sciences. On campus, he served as the president of the Black Student Union, the president of his Sophomore Class, a member of the Spoken Word Collective, a mentor in the East Palo Alto Boys & … Read more
16th Class, 2009-2010 Field Placement: New York City Department of Health (New York City, NY) Sarah worked with the Healthy Bodegas Initiative to reduce disparities in healthy food access. She created a toolkit for the Adopt-a-Bodega program, which connects community organizations and … Read more
Community Food Assessment of Bedford-Stuyvesant documents the severely limited access to healthy foods in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn and the effect this has on community health.
Re-Imagining Bodegas: Stories of Community Involvement in the Healthy Bodegas Initiative describes the Adopt-a-Bodega process and offers three case studies illustrating the successes and challenges of the program in the South Bronx, Central Brooklyn, and East Harlem.