Sydney is supporting the planning and execution of NFRD 2019. She studied Food Science and Human Nutrition at Clemson University, where she discovered her passion for fighting food waste and insecurity. Prior to joining FRN, Sydney served as an AmeriCorps VISTA in Hawaii. She focused on establishing a residential gleaning program and emphasizing cultural significance of local foods in schools. She hopes to continue exploring the cultural significance of food within social justice in her career. When not at work, Sydney enjoys experimenting in the kitchen, traveling to find new foods, and hiking.
Advocacy Ambassador Intern
Soumya is a second-year student at the UC Davis, pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science Engineering with a minor in Technology Management. She is currently working to prepare an advocacy guide targeting food waste at the consumer, business, and policy level, providing tools to combat the unfortunate issue of food waste.
Soumya has pursued advocacy since high school, by volunteering with organizations such as Peer Resources and American Cancer Society. In her first year at Davis, upon realizing the seriousness of the food waste and food insecurity issue, she got involved UC Davis’s FRN chapter where she now serves on the board. She also sails with the Davis Sailing Team and is the Director of Technology of the Davis Computer Science Club.
Sarah is a rising senior at Middlebury College in Vermont, where she studies Geography and minors in Gender Studies. Though a long-time foodie, Sarah discovered her passion for environmental and food justice during her first year at college. She was disturbed to learn about the coexisting issues of mass food waste and hunger as she worked with The Real Junk Food Project to recover food in her hometown of Leeds, England. Sarah now works as the Communications Manager for Middlebury Foods, a non-profit increasing food access in Vermont, and can’t wait to continue to fight for a better food system with FRN this summer as the Communications Intern. In her free time, you can find Sarah cafe-hopping, travelling, watching Tiny Food videos, thrifting, and catching up on British TV.
Advocacy Ambassador Intern
Anne is a second-year English major at UC Davis who is working this summer alongside a passionate team to develop a student food waste advocacy guide. The guide’s purpose is to empower and inspire students to engage with communities, businesses, and elected leaders to implement meaningful food waste solutions.
At UC Davis, Anne serves as an Education and Outreach Director — by organizing a for-credit year-long speaker seminar series, as well as initiating further educational efforts in the City of Davis. Outside of FRN, Anne has been a city news journalist for the UC Davis newspaper, The California Aggie, and has worked with her hometown city government’s environmental services department. In her free time, Anne enjoys spending time with family, friends, and FRN’ds, watching movies, reading, and running.
Zero Hunger Intern
Josie is a Zero Hunger Intern with the Congressional Hunger Center doing field work with FRN to develop a student advocacy guide to help fight student food insecurity.
Josie is a native of Austin, Texas and attends Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, where she is studying nutritional sciences. Josie has volunteered with TCU’s FRN chapter throughout her time in college and will serve as TCU’s chapter president during her senior year. Josie is excited to explore the East Coast this summer as she learns more about advocacy and public policy. She hopes to use her knowledge of nutrition in the advocacy of sustainability issues such as global hunger, food waste and access to healthy foods.
Program & Outreach Intern
Camryn is a rising sophomore at Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore, Maryland. She is pursuing a major in Forensic Science and Minors in Biology and Peace and Justice Studies with a concentration in Sustainability. Camryn has worked with her school’s Center for Community Justice and Service on restorative initiatives in the Baltimore community centered around homelessness, hunger, and poverty. She has also volunteered with other organizations like Feed the Children and Distant Relatives throughout high school. As the Program & Outreach Intern, Camryn will be documenting FRN chapters' yearly information and tracking trends. She will also be researching different ways to outreach to existing chapters, but also determining new and better methods to expand FRN’s work to other schools and communities. Camryn hopes to learn more about the nonprofit sector and about food insecurity on a national level.
In the first semester of her freshman year, Camryn started an African hip hop dance team at her university called Les Afrik. Some of her favorite authors include Ta-Nehisi Coates and Mark Mathabane with her favorite book being Kaffir Boy by Mark Mathabane.