Henry is a rising senior at Bladensburg High School, brought to FRN as an Office Operations and Communications intern. Henry has future aspirations of becoming an artist and is currently enrolled in his school`s Graphic Arts program and wishes to attend University of Texas at Austin to study Art and Entertainment Technologies.Over the past few years, Henry has had a part in making creative material such as short films and posters to address social and real-world issues. Along with his love for art, Henry enjoys movies, music, and marshmallows.
Research and Community Engagement Intern
Manuela is a Junior at The George Washington University majoring in Biology and minoring in Sustainability. She is part of FRN's team as the Research and Community Engagement Intern. Manuela has always been passionate about taking action against real world issues such as food waste. She has worked and/or volunteered in more than six different non-profit organizations that work with a range of social and/or environmental issues both in Washington D.C. and back in her home country, Ecuador. She was part of the team that founded the FRN chapter at her school as the Public Relations Chair and is currently the chapter’s President. Manuela is excited to become part of the FRN team outside her school and to be able to help control a worldwide problem: food waste and hunger. Besides being part of our team, she enjoys reading, listening to music, and going to museums.
Special Event and Marketing Intern
Originally from the D.C. suburb of Arlington, VA, Kayla Thompson is a junior at the University of Mary Washington, studying Political Science with a minor in Economics. Kayla has been her chapter's co-leader since Spring 2016, where she organizes and executes recoveries from the campus's main dining hall kitchen. During her time as an intern at FRN, Kayla looks forward to working more the FRN in the fight against food waste and hunger in the United States.
In addition to being a co-leader of her school's FRN chapter, Kayla is also a member of UMW's COAR Council, and Women of Color organizations. In her spare time, Kayla enjoys hiking, visiting art museums, and trying new foods and restaurants in the D.C. area.