Practical Nutrition for Homeless Youth

This workshop guide provides guidance for nutrition educators in facilitating nutrition workshops for homeless youth or groups with similar barriers to achieving nutrition goals. It can also be used as a model for creating new workshops with similar structures and … Read more

Food as Medicine: Linking Hunger Relief with Healthcare

Laura’s report outlines four ways in which emergency food programs can help end hunger by partnering with the medical field to provide their clients more services. Additionally, I provide examples of the best work from my field site placement in Chicago and across the country.  

Laura Yepez

Laura was born and raised in East Los Angeles. At the University of California, Berkeley, Laura majored in American Studies, an interdisciplinary major which allowed her to learn about communities, policy, and planning. Laura also has a minor in Landscape Architecture. While at Berkeley, Laura fundraised for several organizations and … Read more

Maria Cristina Chicuén

Born in Havana, Cuba, María Cristina was raised in Miami, FL, and graduated from Stanford University in 2017 with a B.A. in Human Biology and a concentration in Sustainable Food System Development. While at Stanford, she centered her studies on obesity prevention, food waste reduction, and health policy, working closely … Read more

Margot Nitschke

Originally from Rochester, New York, Margot graduated from St. Lawrence University with a combined degree in sociology and environmental studies. While at SLU, she interned for a food recovery and community meal program, and was responsible for coordinating all facets of a weekly meal, including procuring and preparing food, organizing … Read more

Anne Marie Buron

Born and raised in Oakdale, Minnesota, Anne Marie studied environmental studies and anthropology at Macalester College. Through the Bonner Scholars Program, a program committed to community service and social justice, she developed a citizenship curriculum and free childcare program at a local community organization in St Paul, Minnesota. She also … Read more

Towards a More Accessible and Economically Just Chicago

Towards a More Accessible and Economically Just Chicago is a report that exploring barriers to employment for women with disabilities in the realms of economic development, education, government, housing, and transportation.

Milanes Morejon

Milanes was born in the Dominican Republic and grew up in Roxbury, Massachusetts. She graduated from Smith College with a degree in Latin American studies and sociology focusing on the experiences of Latin@ immigrants in the U.S. On campus, Milanes worked with the administration and student government to develop inclusive … Read more

Ashley Blackwell

Ashley Blackwell graduated from the University of Virginia in 2015 with a degree in urban and environmental planning. At UVA, she founded an organization dedicated to creating a comprehensive support structure for low-income students. She also worked as a research assistant on education reform issues, developed a high school social … Read more