Christina Martinez

Originally from Evanston, Illinois, Christina graduated from Tufts University in 2010 with a double major in political science and community health.  At Tufts, Christina served as a leader in her sorority, volunteered with National Student Partnerships, and interned at a local high school. She also participated in service projects addressing … Read more

Sarah Baggé

Sarah was born in Augusta, Georgia and grew up in Nairobi, Kenya.  She graduated from Wheaton College in 2009 with a degree in international relations and a certificate in Human Needs and Global Resources. She served as a Humanity in Action Fellow in Denmark, and worked on land rights in … Read more


The Arizona Community Action Association (ACAA) was incorporated in 1967 in response to a need for a statewide forum to … Read more

Shephali Patel

Shephali has experience working with hunger and poverty issues in the U.S. and with community health outreach in Gujarat, India.  Shephali holds a Bachelor of Arts from Vassar College.

Amy Matthews

In May 2002, Amy graduated from Xavier University in Ohio where she studied social work and peace studies.  Her vision for greater social justice springs from the inequity she has seen at home and abroad.  Amy’s experience includes working with homeless families in Cincinnati and in New York and working … Read more

Matthew Mellon

Originally from Cincinnati, Matthew graduated from Xavier University in May 2009 with a degree in history and minors in economics, environmental studies and peace studies. He directed the University Summer Service Program, worked with Students for Economic Justice, and taught writing and mathematics at a job skills training program. Matthew … Read more

Marie Lawrence

Marie graduated from Duke University in 2010 with a degree in public policy studies. She served as a soup kitchen volunteer, the moderator of Duke’s Presbyterian campus ministry, and a member of United in Praise gospel choir. She interned in the education and health care departments at United Way of … Read more