Sarah Bellaire is working to analyze FRN’s food tracking data to better understand the trends of our organization and how to increase our capacity to recover more food. Sarah earned her B.S. in Environmental Science and a minor in Political Science from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. After graduation, she researched the effects of climate change on different ecosystems at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Sarah is very excited to dive into the non-profit world of food issues, and to fully explore the intersection of environmental and social issues.
Communications & Partner Engagement Fellow
Hayley Brundige is working to develop FRN’s communications strategy and support external partnerships as a Communications & Partner Engagement Fellow. Hayley is a recent graduate from the University of Tennessee, where she studied Journalism and Public Policy through the College Scholars Program. During her time at UT, Hayley explored her passion for journalism by writing for outlets like Inverse and Scalawag Magazine, worked as a student leader with the Roosevelt Institute, and organized in her community around issues like reproductive justice and the privatization of public services. Hayley spends her days drinking copious amounts of iced coffee, arguing about TV shows, and planning her next adventure. She strongly believes in the power of young leaders to effect change and is so excited to add her voice to the FRN team!
Program and Outreach Fellow
Dominique McMillan is a Connecticut native that found herself all over the eastern seaboard. After establishing an FRN chapter at her alma mater, Barry University, she set out to work for the groundbreaking organization. Dominique has a passion for history and plans to write books that will be taught in university and college settings. In her free time, you can find her binging on the latest show on Netflix, or heading into Washington, D.C. for mass at St. Dominic's Church. Her favorite quote is, “Be who God meant you to be, and you’ll set the world on fire” by Saint Catherine of Siena.
Research & Outreach VISTA
A native of West Virginia, Samantha Yates recently graduated from McDaniel College with a B.A. in English and minors in Writing and Economics. During her time as an undergraduate student, Samantha served as President of Green Terror Programs, the campus programming board, and worked to improve and expand student leadership opportunities in the Office of Student Engagement. In between jobs and academics, she channeled her passion for environmental issues and belief in the power of students to facilitate meaningful change into co-founding a composting initiative on her campus. She is delighted to be exploring a different side of food sustainability at FRN as the Research and Outreach VISTA. Samantha enjoys spending her free time reading, quoting movies, and singing along to musicals.