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Global Food Initiative

The UC Office of the President established the Global Food Initiative (GFI) and developed a fellowship program to support it. The GFI efforts at UC Merced have been geared toward food security, health, and sustainability.

Some of our fellow's contact information and project descriptions:

Jolene Hoang
Undergraduate - Mechanical Engineering
jhoang39@ucmerced.edu

Assist's in researching the People's Fridge and support the Bobcat Eats Food Waste Awareness and Prevention Program through conducting food rescues. 

Gabrielle Przybyszewski
Undergraduate - Psychology
gprzybyszewski@ucmerced.edu

Design and implement innovative mechanical engineering solutions to problems facing the Bobcat Eats Food Waste Awareness and Prevention Program including the People's Fridge and Pop-Up People's Pantry and to support the Bobcat Eats Food Waste Awareness and Prevention Program through conducting food rescues.

Edeline Ortiz
Undergraduate - Mechanical Engineering
eortiz53@ucmerced.edu

The Nutrition Outreach Fellow will lead the development of education initiatives aligning goals of Basic Needs programs with those of campus partners such as Health Promotion, Community Nutrition Lab, Dining, Social Justice Initiatives and more.