Corina, originally from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Sustainable Systems from Berea College in Kentucky. She has tutored and mentored community school children, studied cultural anthropology in Kenya, and worked on organic farms in Ireland. Corina also spent a summer as an intern for Hartford Food Systems’ Community Supported Agriculture project near Hartford, Connecticut.
Field placement: Florida Impact
In order to increase participation in the Summer Food Service Program, Corina coordinated community outreach and led meetings of community leaders in northern Florida counties not yet providing adequate Summer Food Service Program meals to eligible children. She was also trained in current Food Stamp Program regulations and prescreening software, and assisted in the expansion of the Florida Food Resource Helpline, a project designed to facilitate the Food Stamp Program application process for low-income adults and families across the state.
Policy placement: Rural Coalition
Corina worked to expand communication and outreach efforts among members of the Coalition’s alliance of regionally and culturally diverse organizations working to build a more just and sustainable food system. Coalition goals included bringing fair returns to minority and other small farmers and rural communities; ensuring just and fair working conditions for farmworkers; protecting the environment; and delivering safe and healthy food to consumers.