"My name is Ketty Eberepou. I was born in the Central African Republic and moved to the United States when I was 11 years old. I am about to graduate from the University of the District of Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a Concentration in Global Studies. During school, I was active in the African Students Association. I also worked at the US National Arboretum - Washington Youth Garden, where I served as a Green Ambassador on various efforts to promote access to fresh produce and healthy eating in poor sections of D.C. My post-college goal is to work in the policy arena to find ways to reduce poverty and inequality in my native Africa. This summer, I hope to gain the skills I need to advocate for people who experience hunger and poverty in Africa."
Policy placement: International Food Policy Research Institute