Originally from Santiago, Chile, Jeanie Kim is a recent graduate from Claremont McKenna College, where she majored in Environment, Economics, and Politics (EEP) and History, with a sequence in Gender and Sexuality. Over the past years, she has been focusing on the intersection between social and climate justice, especially throughout her work with The Roberts Environmental Center, The Farmlink Project, and Environment America. As an Emerson Fellow, she hopes to continue her work in creating a sustainable and equitable food system.
Field placement: Common Threads
Los Angeles, California
Jeanie has been working on curriculum development, market research, and project management. Through her work, she is ensuring that nutrition is a core part of children's education.
Policy placement: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services