Heather Street graduated from the University of Georgia with degrees in cellular biology and women’s studies. During her time at UGA, Heather cultivated her passion for social justice by organizing around maternal and child health with the grassroots global health organization Partners in Health Engage. She discovered the urgency of food equity as a pillar of social justice while taking a women’s studies service-learning class that confronted the intersections among food, gender, race, and class. Inspired to make a greater impact, Heather continued to live in Athens, Ga. and served as a Senior Hunger AmeriCorps VISTA at the Athens Community Council on Aging where she worked with several programs to distribute fresh and commodity foods to vulnerable older adults in her community.
Field placement: Houston Food Bank
Policy placement: Duke University’s World Food Policy Center