Lauryn White is from Phoenix, Arizona, and attended the University of Arizona. She graduated with honors in May with a B.S. in Nutritional Sciences and minors in Spanish and Health/Human Values. During her time at UArizona, she worked as an emergency medical technician and served as the student body Administrative Vice President. In this role, she was the sole student advisor and advocate to 8 programs and services, including Campus Pantry, Campus Closet, and many more. She also worked with her executive team to advocate for expansion of SNAP benefits to Arizona Governor Hobbs, fare-free public transportation in the city of Tucson, and equitable access to meal plans for incoming freshmen. This summer, she hopes to learn more about the intersection between policy and efforts to reduce food insecurity. She is interning at the USDA's Department Food & Nutrition Service in their Child Nutrition Programs, School Meals Policy Division.
Field placement: U.S. Department of Agriculture