Nerissa Ng is from Great Neck, NY and is a student at Binghamton University in Binghamton, NY studying English Literature and Biological Sciences. She is the president and founder of her university’s Swipe Out Hunger chapter and has been heavily involved with her campus food pantry and national members of Swipe Out Hunger. These experiences have allowed her to work on both community-centric and policy-oriented solutions to hunger, as she has been meeting with individuals facing food insecurity as well as legislators regarding it. When not tackling hunger on a systemic level, Nerissa can often be found cooking for her friends, writing poetry, or enjoying nature. This summer, she hopes to learn more about amplifying people’s voices and what goes into getting bills passed through her internship at Share Our Strength through the Congressional Hunger Center.
Field placement: Share Our Strength