Mackenzie Aime

Born and raised in Boise, Idaho, Mackenzie graduated from Emory University in 2018 with a degree in interdisciplinary studies, focused on food justice, and a minor in anthropology. Her senior honors thesis, about nonprofit staff perceptions on the progress and inclusion of the Southeastern food movement, was inspired by her … Read more

Katie Starr

Katie grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science in public health with a concentration in nutrition. She has worked with No Kid Hungry and facilitated classes through the organization Cooking Matters to ensure health education … Read more

Pierre Collins

Pierre grew up in Detroit, Michigan and later attended Eastern Michigan University. There, as a student in the Honors College, he studied both business and healthcare administration. While attending Eastern Michigan Pierre became passionate about not only serving vulnerable populations himself, but also helping organizations develop effective systems, policies, and … Read more

Cindy Vong

Cindy grew up in Gunnison, Colorado, and graduated from Binghamton University with bachelor’s degrees in political science and environmental studies. She also holds a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from the University of Colorado Denver where Cindy pursued an independent thesis researching the intersection between food choice and … Read more

Chesterfield Polkey

Born and raised in Jacksonville, FL, Chesterfield graduated with honors from Macalester College with a degree in sociology and minors in political science, statistics, and French. Through the community service-oriented Bonner Scholars Program, he interned at Neighborhood House, a local social service agency. There, Chesterfield organized multiple lobbying days on … Read more

Shelli Grogg

Originally from Dobbs Ferry, New York, Shelli graduated with honors from James Madison University in 2016 where she studied public administration and global justice. After obtaining her B.S. she went on to pursue her Masters in public administration and a Certificate in health disparities from the University of North Carolina … Read more

Alekya Prathivadi

Alekya graduated with honors from Loyola University Chicago in 2017 with a degree in biology. During her time at Loyola, she developed her passion for food justice by regularly volunteering at the local soup kitchen and interning at Purple Asparagus, a non-profit nutrition education organization. After graduation, she served as … Read more

Malak Kudaimi

From Irvine, CA, Malak graduated with Phi Betta Kappa and honors from the University of California, Irvine with a Bachelor’s Degree in public health and international studies. Throughout her time in college, Malak was vocally active in establishing and maintaining food security efforts during her time in college as an … Read more

Baridilo Dube

Born in Nigeria and raised in Houston, Texas, Baridilo is a recent graduate from Rice University with a degree in policy studies and sociology, and a certificate in civic leadership. With a passion for social justice, especially in areas of race, gender, and poverty, Baridilo worked on her college campus … Read more

Jade Adia Harvey

Born and raised in South Los Angeles, Jade graduated from Yale University with a degree in ethnicity, race & migration and human rights in 2017. After graduation, Jade served as a caseworker for homeless and home-insecure families before joining a high-need middle school in South Central LA through Americorps VISTA. … Read more