Exploring Social Justice-Oriented Evaluations

An exploration into the potential of evaluations to support social change efforts and enact social justice, this paper critically examines evaluations and demonstrates how 3 types of social justice-oriented evaluation approaches have repurposed the role, influence and power embedded in … Read more

Roxana Rodriguez

Born and raised in North East Los Angeles, Roxana Rodriguez graduated from Williams College in 2017 with a double major in biology and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies and concentrations in both public health and Latina/o studies. At Williams, she interned at both the office of sustainability and the campus … Read more

Kat Vang

Kat is a UC Davis graduate with a BS in sustainable agriculture and food systems. Her current research explores cultural food identities in immigrant communities, economic drivers of food insecurity, food equity, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and self-determined capacity building. Her commitment to food equity, regenerative farming, and social … Read more

Reaching Beyond Food

Reaching Beyond Food: A toolkit for engaging in grassroots community development to strengthen community wellness is a guide outlining the process of building a collaborative community development effort from an emergency food systems perspective. It is meant to provide local leaders with … Read more

Martell Hesketh

Raised in Blaine, Washington, Martell attended Stanford University where she earned a degree in human biology and gained a passion for community health. She has led program evaluations of Senior Produce Markets, assisted in the implementation of a promotores de salud program as a Community Health Advocacy Fellow, and conducted … Read more

Dani Gilmour

Dani grew up in Cheney, Washington and graduated from the University of Washington in 2015 with a B.A. in community, environment and planning with honors. As the Advocacy and Communications Assistant with the Washington Food Coalition, Dani worked on an advocacy campaign to support state funding for food banks and … Read more

Jenny Rempel

Born and raised in Fresno, California, Jenny graduated from Stanford University in 2012 with a degree in interdisciplinary earth systems science. At Stanford, Jenny designed and facilitated a seminar on the food system, helped launch the student-led podcast Generation Anthropocene, and campaigned for a campus farm. With the Brooklyn Food … Read more

Brian Shobe

Originally from South Dakota, Brian graduated from Beloit College in 2012 with a degree in sociology. At Beloit, Brian interned with a youth gardening program, researched barriers to participation in a community garden, conducted an urban agriculture feasibility study for a coalition of non-profits, and orchestrated a meeting between local … Read more