Garreth Bartholomew hails from Falls Church, Virginia, and is pursuing a degree in Public Policy and Politics from the University of Virginia. As a dedicated on-Grounds leader, Garreth heads the university's Remote Area Medical chapter and serves as a Student Disability Advisor. Passionate about addressing food scarcity and poverty, he holds the roles of President for UVA's Food Recovery Network and lead Chair for the Food Pantry Collaborative. Driven by the belief that food has the power to combat health, environmental, and economic injustices, Garreth seeks to deepen his understanding of the role of nutrition in improving health both domestically and globally. This summer, he is excited to intern at the Alive & Thrive Initiative, which focuses on delivering impactful nutrition results in communities across the world. He looks forward to exploring the policy potential of food work through the Summer Seminars and aims to uncover innovative strategies for enhancing health through nutrition, fostering positive nutrition and health outcomes for those in the United States and abroad.
Field placement: Alive & Thrive