Raneem Karboji

Raised in the borderland of El Paso, Texas, Raneem’s personal experiences and environment influenced her passion for public health and social justice. Observing at an early age her single mother seek affordable medical care and nutrition classes for her sister with Juvenile Diabetes, having family walk across the bridge to … Read more

Gabe Hafemann

A lifelong Upper Midwesterner and proud child of the Driftless region, Gabe has spent the last ten years exploring unique niches in regional policy and food systems. They’ve taken a hands-on approach to service and learning – advancing food cooperatives’ outreach and operations, farming on a UNESCO world heritage site, … Read more

Aliyah Fard

Originally from Denver, Colorado, Aliyah Fard recently graduated with a B.A. in environmental politics from Whitman College. Aliyah has always been interested in the overlap between environmental issues and racial injustices and her interest particularly in food justice and equity was ignited by working with organizations that collaborate with multiple … Read more

Lauren Drumgold

Lauren is a native of Harlem, New York City, where she grew up observing economic, social and health inequities in her neighborhood compared to the more affluent communities across the city. She graduated from Bates College in 2019 where she received her B.S. in Biology with a minor in African … Read more

Isabella Dresser

Isabella is a first-generation American from Hartford, Connecticut. She recently graduated summa cum laude from Trinity College in May 2022, double-majoring with honors in Political Science and Human Rights Studies. During undergrad, Isabella interned and participated in various organizations and programs in the field of public interest including the Connecticut … Read more

Allison Bunyan

Allison is from Los Angeles, California where she graduated from CSU Northridge with a BS in Global Supply Chain Management and a minor in Economics. While in school, she worked in many fields such as transportation planning, international affairs, economic development, and public policy. During her 2019-2020 service as a … Read more

Jazmyne Brooks

Jazmyne is originally from West Texas, where her lived experience with issues such as industrial agriculture and community disinvestment cultivated her passion for developing systems that center and nurture community, health, and the environment. Jazmyne has been a community organizer and nonprofit professional for five years advocating for reproductive justice … Read more

Nick Battles

Nick is from Indianola, Iowa. As of May 2022, he is an alumnus of Iowa State University with Bachelor of Science degrees in Global Resource Systems and Agriculture & Society (agricultural and rural policy studies), plus a minor study in Learning & Leadership Sciences. In 2017, he spent time interviewing … Read more

Nick was a 4th Class Zero Hunger Intern in 2021. Internship Placement: Food Research & Action Center