FRN’s Alumni Spotlight highlights a previous FRN member’s experience and contribution to our mission. We hope that you enjoy getting to know members and find inspiration from our Alumni Network. The FRN community and fight against hunger continues after graduation.
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School: Lycoming College
Graduate and Doctoral: Environmental Sciences
Job: Louisiana State University Research Associate
FRN Experience: Emily joined the sustainability committee at Lycoming College as a freshman with her interest in the environment and studies. In 2013, she attended the Pennsylvania Environmental Resource Consortium (PERC) Conference where a student presented about FRN and was inspired to bring this to Lycoming College.
School: Texas Christian University
Job: KIND Snacks Ambassador and Graduate Assistant for the TCU Department of Kinesiology
FRN Experience: The senior class before her started the chapter as a service project with Dietetics Program which requires 2,000 hours of experience in order to take the exam. She interviewed for the Vice President position once the chapter was established and assisted in both chapter operations, food recovering and helping serve at their Partner Agency.
Masters: Urban Planning & Policy - Environmental Policy & Economic Development Specializations
Job: Administrator for the Compost Club at The Urban Canopy
FRN Experience: Tom joined as a member due to its alignment with his studies and interest. During his time at UIC, he was elected as vice president and then later president. Before graduating, he expanded their food donors to 30 restaurants in the Chicago French Market and the University hospital cafeteria. He also helped write a proposal to have UIC have a permanent intern position that assisted with recoveries.
Major: Environmental Science
Job: Administrative Program Coordinator with Catholic Charities
FRN Experience: Started as a volunteer driving the recoveries to the partner agency and then became president, a position she held for 3 years.
School: Madonna University
Major: Biochemistry & Piano Performance
FRN Experience: Founder & President of the Madonna Food Recovery Network Chapter 2015-2016, Executive Chair of the FRN Student & Alumni Advisory Board 2017-present