Lucas Tapia

Lucas Tapia was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona, and now attends Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. He is majoring in Industrial and Labor Relations and planning on a double minor in Philosophy and Law and Society. Lucas is a section leader in the Big Red Marching Band, an … Read more

Rebecca Hentges

Becca Hengtes and grew up in Houston, Texas, and recently graduated from the University of Houston with a B.S. in Political Science with minors in Phronesis and Russian Studies and a B.A. in History with a minor in Economics. As an undergraduate, Becca participated in the Bonner Leaders chapter at … Read more

Nethmi Bathige

Nethmi Bathige is a native of Colombo, Sri Lanka, and is a rising senior at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Nethmi majors in biology and geography while completing concentrations in Food, Agriculture, and Society (FAS) and Community and Global Health (CGH). She is also currently working on her senior … Read more

Emily Irsik

Emily Irsik is originally from Emporia, Kansas, and attends Kansas State University. Her major is Nutrition and Health, but she plans to begin her master’s in Public Health Nutrition in the fall of 2021. She volunteers for community-based organizations along with national organizations. She is an advocate for mental health … Read more

Ashlyn Anderson

Ashlyn is a native of Franklin, Tennessee, and a senior Haslam Scholar at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. She is designing an interdisciplinary major titled “Food Security and Public Health Nutrition” with minors in Spanish and International Agriculture. As a food justice advocate, her passion for anti-hunger work manifests on the … Read more

Gustavo De La Fuente

Gustavo De La Fuente was born and raised in the small rural town of San Benito, Texas. He is a recent graduate of Texas A&M University-San Antonio, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Criminology. During his journey at A&M-SA, Gustavo has interned for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, worked as … Read more

Kibiriti Majuto

Kibiriti (pronounced as KI-bi-ree-tee) (he/him) is a student, organizer, and brother who proudly hailed from The Democratic Republic of the Congo. He works to create spaces for individuals to critically and wholeheartedly nurture their purpose in service of social, political, spiritual, ecological, and economic change. Kibiriti is a part of … Read more

Saadhana Deshpande

Saadhana Deshpande is a native of San Ramon, California, and is a recent graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, where they studied Nutritional Science with double minors in Public Policy and Food Systems. At Berkeley, Saadhana worked at the campus Food Pantry, was the co-president of the Queer & … Read more

Eboni Bright

Eboni Bright, a native of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, currently resides in Olympia, Washington, with her husband and four children. She attends Kansas State University through their Global Campus, where she studies Dietetics and Health & Human Sciences. At K-State, Eboni is a Kansans Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Scholar, a … Read more

Joshua Greene

Joshua Greene is originally from Brooklyn, but Raleigh, N.C., has been home for the past fourteen years. Joshua attends the UNC-Chapel Hill and majors in Public Policy and Political Science and minors in entrepreneurship. At UNC, Joshua is a Covenant Scholar and works as a reading tutor for Communiversity. Joshua … Read more

Nick Battles

Nick is from Indianola, Iowa. As of May 2022, he is an alumnus of Iowa State University with Bachelor of Science degrees in Global Resource Systems and Agriculture & Society (agricultural and rural policy studies), plus a minor study in Learning & Leadership Sciences. In 2017, he spent time interviewing … Read more

Nick was a 4th Class Zero Hunger Intern in 2021. Internship Placement: Food Research & Action Center

Racheli Cohen

Racheli Cohen grew up in Newton, Massachusetts, and attends the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland. At UMD, Racheli is pursuing a double major in Government & Politics and Sociology, with a minor in International Development & Conflict Management. She also serves as a legislative representative in UMD’s Undergraduate … Read more