Director of Expansion
Stephen Demarais is a Boston University alum, and Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Honduras, ‘10- ‘12). He has five years of experience working on local and international development in the private, non-profit, and public sectors.
Stephen is excited to be part of the young and dynamic team at FRN that is driving the organization’s rapid growth and believes wholeheartedly in FRN’s goal of fighting waste and feeding people. As the Director of Expansion, he leads the team of New Chapter Coordinators to work with students one-on-one to start food recovery programs at all of the colleges.
In his free time Stephen loves traveling the world, going to live music shows, and playing pickup sports with friends.Email Stephen
Expansion Fellow – New Chapter Coordinator
Originally from Harrisonburg, VA, James graduated in 2013 with an Environmental & Social Sustainability degree from Eastern Mennonite University with minors in biology, economics, international development and photography. While in school, James volunteered with the campus gardens and delivered excess cafeteria food to a local homeless shelter. He studied in the Middle East for one semester and spent a summer working with youth at an urban farm in Philadelphia. James spent the past year in Pittsburgh working with the Pennsylvania Environmental Council through PULSE, where he learned firsthand about the City’s sustainability initiatives. In his spare time, James enjoys exploring his surroundings with a camera, playing board games, and creating music. He is excited to fight waste and feed people with Food Recovery Network!Email James
Director of Member Support and Communications
Sara graduated in 2012 from the University of New Hampshire with a B.S. in Environmental Conservation Studies, specializing in public participation. She is FRN’s Director of Member Support and Communications, providing resources and advice to official FRN chapters to ensure a strong, well-connected and well-publicized food recovery movement. Previously, Sara worked as the intern for the National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology program, where she focused on research, social media and blogging about sustainability in higher education.
Sara loves bicycling for transport, live music and sending and receiving snail mail.Email Sara
Partner Liaison VISTA
Originally from Worcester, MA, Sarah graduated from Messiah College in May of 2014 with a B.A. in World History. She also had a second major in Peace and Conflict Studies and a minor in Economics, and plans to study Sustainable Development in graduate school. Sarah spent the spring of 2013 studying Global Development Enterprise at the American Studies Program in Washington, D.C. and has traveled to various developing countries, including Zambia and Ghana in 2014. She loves traveling and engaging other cultures, as well as reading, jogging, eating great food, and drinking lots of coffee. Sarah is extremely excited to be a part of the FRN team, and to fight both hunger and food waste and promote sustainable solutions to contemporary problems!Email Sarah
Member Support VISTA
Mika graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in planning, public policy, and management and a minor in biology. Prior to joining the FRN team, she interned with food policy councils in both Oakland, CA and Lane County, OR. Her honors thesis explored the relationship between US crop insurance subsidies and crop mix. She is eager to apply her experience from a diversity of interests to connecting community resources with those in need. Mika loves growing, cooking, and thinking about food.Email Mika
Co-Founder and Development Consultant VISTA
Mia is cofounder and former co-president of the Food Recovery Network chapter at the University of Maryland. She studied Anthropology and minored in Sustainability. Mia loves playing an active role with student groups on campus and loves seeing students play such an active role in making their community a better place. She has been involved with two other nonprofits and has played multiple roles in both of them. Mia is grateful to work with such an amazing Food Recovery Network team and is looking forward to the continued growth of the organization. Her passions lie in sustainability, social justice and environmental justice alongside fighting food waste.Email Mia
Co-Founder, Director of Innovation and Operations
Cam is co-founder and former co-president of the Food Recovery Network’s inaugural chapter at the University of Maryland, College Park. She currently splits her time working with FRN National on Development and Fundraising, and going to UMD where she studies Biology and International Development and Conflict Management. Previously Cam worked in Bursa, Turkey studying bees thanks to the National Science Foundation, and was the Program Coordinator of Health Leads, a national nonprofit focused on addressing the social determinants of health in low-income families. Above all, she can’t stand good food going to waste while so many people are food insecure.Email Cam
Ben S. recently graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park. He brings six years of nonprofit experience, and 24 years of not being able to stand good food going to waste. He has been involved in a variety of other start-ups, including MyMaryland.net, The Love Movement, and Hungry Harvest, which sells surplus produce at bargain prices and donates a bag worth of produce for every bag sold. Ben likes songwriting, swimming, Indian food, long walks at 2 AM, and pick-up volleyball. He is inspired by Food Recovery Network’s amazing student leaders, and sees it as part of a larger movement building a sustainable, socially just, and prosperous world. Ben was recognized by ABC News and Univision as one of their Top 10 Social Entrepreneurs of 2012.