Alice is currently a junior at Cornell University studying Economics and Business. She believes that food is one of the most crucial aspects of every culture and that sharing food is important in the process of forging strong bonds between people. Alice is excited to bring FRN to create a community of students dedicated to recovering food and reducing food insecurity. In what little free time she has, Alice enjoys baking for her friends, doing yoga, and exploring new places, as well as singing and learning new instruments.
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York
Allison is currently a third year student at the Rochester Institute of Technology and is earning her BS/MS degree in Environmental Sustainability Health and Safety Management. After school, she hopes to work with corporations on their sustainable practices. While working hard in her classes she also stays involved in several organizations on campus, including being an active member of the RIT chapter of FRN, Recover Rochester. Sustainability is a big part of her life and is why she felt so passionate about her chapter for FRN. Aside from clubs, Allison works at her college's library and as a Recycling Coordinator for campus. The knowledge she has gained from all of her positions and organizations is truly inspiring and she is excited to start working with other chapters to strengthen the movement.
West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia
Hilary Kinney is a junior journalism student at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV. During her high school years, Hilary volunteered at a food pantry. When she started college, she missed being active in the fight against hunger and also learned about Food Recovery Network for the first time. Since 2013, Hilary has founded the WVU FRN chapter, conducted undergraduate research related to food insecurity in her county, raised awareness with her platform "Food For All: Fighting Hunger in West Virginia" as a titleholder within the Miss America Organization, and helped collect data for WVFOODLINK, an ongoing project within the Food Justice Lab at WVU. As a Regional Outreach Coordinator, Hilary hopes to help facilitate more communication between different FRN chapters and also chapters with their local communities.
The summer before eighth grade, I moved from a 300-student class in Connecticut to a 300-student school in Vermont. My town has no high school, so I opted for a funky independent school half an hour away. There every student, teacher, and administrator paused for two weeks every autumn to put on a musical and strengthen the school community. High school culminated with the achievement of Eagle rank in Boy Scouts, after which I took a gap year to volunteer in Vermont, hike in Colorado, survey wildlife in Costa Rica, and work as a camp counselor. At Goucher College in Baltimore, I'm a tour guide/Business Management Major/Environmental Studies Major/actor/club president/Ultimate Frisbee player/FRN fanatic. I've recently returned from a semester in Ireland ready to finish my Junior year with a fresh perspective.