Tadeo Melean

Originally from La Paz, Bolivia, Tadeo grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. He graduated from Stanford University with a degree in sociology and earned an undergraduate honors degree from the Graduate School of Education. Tadeo interned with Harvesters Food Bank in Kansas City, where he worked to extend resources to … Read more

Brenda Mutuma

Hailing from Modesto, California, Brenda graduated from Stanford University in 2013 with a degree in political science, concentrating in political theory. Passionate about food justice issues, she built a community garden on Stanford University’s campus and was a Heifer International Fellow working in Uganda on livestock management. In coordination with … Read more

Albert Ramirez

Originally from Houston, Texas, Albert graduated from Saint Louis University in 2011 with degrees in economics and environmental studies. As a student, he worked on subsistence farms in the Philippines and researched the implementation of countrywide organic farming initiatives with the Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement. After graduating, Albert interned at … Read more

Jenny Rempel

Born and raised in Fresno, California, Jenny graduated from Stanford University in 2012 with a degree in interdisciplinary earth systems science. At Stanford, Jenny designed and facilitated a seminar on the food system, helped launch the student-led podcast Generation Anthropocene, and campaigned for a campus farm. With the Brooklyn Food … Read more

Laura Renaud

Originally from Redford, Michigan, Laura graduated summa cum laude earning a degree in psychology with honors from Wayne State University in 2012. At Wayne State University, she conducted research on the relationship between young adult low-income mothers and their toddlers and completed a senior honors thesis on maternal social support … Read more

Adrien Schless-Meier

Raised in Denver, Colorado, Adrien graduated from Reed College in 2012 with a degree in sociology. Her senior thesis analyzed organizational barriers to participation in farmers’ markets among low-income people and people of color in Portland, Oregon. As an AmeriCorps member serving in the Office of Sustainability at Multnomah County, … Read more

Brian Shobe

Originally from South Dakota, Brian graduated from Beloit College in 2012 with a degree in sociology. At Beloit, Brian interned with a youth gardening program, researched barriers to participation in a community garden, conducted an urban agriculture feasibility study for a coalition of non-profits, and orchestrated a meeting between local … Read more

Yuqi Wang

Born in Beijing, China and raised in Illinois, Yuqi graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2013 with degrees in Chinese and economics, and a minor in public health. Yuqi has worked with grassroots organizations in Illinois, California and Missouri on public health and poverty issues; she advocated for … Read more

Maryam Adamu

Born in North Carolina to Nigerian parents and raised in four states, Maryam now calls Pine Bluff, Arkansas home. She graduated from Northwestern University in 2013 with a degree in political science. Maryam interned with Illinois State Representative Sara Feigenholtz, volunteered at 826CHI, a non-profit writing and tutoring center with … Read more

Shaka Clark

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Shaka graduated from the University of Virginia in 2013 with degrees in political and social thought, and African American and African Studies. They were a lead organizer for Workers and Students United, an organization that works toward securing living wages for the University of Virginia’s lowest paid … Read more