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Food Systems Mentorships

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Students passionate about solving issues like food insecurity, hunger and waste can use their mentorships to explore impactful solutions in a food systems mentorship. As a complex, interdisciplinary field, the study of food systems encompasses everything from agriculture to economics to environmental science. 

Whether studying food deserts in urban environments, analyzing the ecological and economic benefits of a vegan diet or proposing an innovative solution to supply chain issues, students studying food systems will grow their critical thinking and problem-solving skills while growing their awareness of the complex, interrelated network that feeds the world. 

Food Systems


Photographic series that sheds light on food waste in the U.S.

Report on food justice analyzing corporate causes and solutions to inequity

Creation of a slidedeck for public presentation educating young audiences on individual and public responses to food waste

Memo that clarifies the impacts and values at stake in deciding between local and imported foods

Research and cross-cultural analysis of global women chefs and an article on a female chef in Yemen submitted to Whetstone magazine

Original advocacy proposal that reimagines campus food banks to address rising food insecurity in university settings

Policy memo for a US Congressperson based on cutting-edge environmental science research that addresses key environmental needs of their district, including natural disasters, transportation and food supply