Adin Burwell is from Atlanta, Georgia, and recently graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in Agricultural Science, with minors in Global Health and Crop Management. Adin's involvement in agriculture and food justice began in High School through involvement in her community, and a program with the USDA. After years of growing and donating food to both her local and college community, Adin became interested in policy. She interned at the United States House of Representatives, and is excited to further understand and grow her knowledge about the policies around food and nutrition.
Field placement: Chicago Food Policy Action Council
Adin is supporting the Productive Landscapes project, as well as facilitating connections between professors, local leaders, and members of the Rhizome network. With a focus on network building and transparency, her work simplifies the process and options for community members to access vacant land, primarily on the south and west side of Chicago for agricultural purposes.
Policy placement: Feeding America