Taz Shah is a first-generation Kashmiri-American who graduated from the Johns Hopkins University in 2019 with a B.A. in Public Health Studies, where she researched and delivered community-based nutrition and health education in food-insecure and housing-insecure populations. After graduating, she worked as a policy consultant to the Sacramento County government, where she researched and proposed evidence-based solutions to end homelessness and helped mobilize resources to mitigate COVID-19 transmission among people experiencing homelessness. Since leaving Sacramento, she has consulted at a Baltimore nonprofit seeking to end malnutrition and food insecurity in communities of color through nutrition education. In the future, she hopes to work on local- and state-level public health initiatives that will end hunger, homelessness, and malnutrition.
Field placement: Hunger Free Oklahoma