Born and raised in New Jersey, Riley Link graduated from Rutgers University – New Brunswick with a major in public health and minors in economics and Spanish. Riley’s interest in food justice grew through an internship with WhyHunger, continued through research with MCFOODS, and culminated with a 3,500-mile cross country cycling trip to fundraise for Elijah’s Promise and to raise awareness about food insecurity. While at Rutgers, Riley established a daily enrichment program for 50 elementary school students with the service of university volunteers and the nonprofit Youth Empowerment Services. Riley is interested in how advocacy improves public policy and interned with the New Jersey Office of Federal Affairs and the New Jersey Department of State.
Field placement: Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon
Policy placement: Feeding America