2020 Celebrations: Student and Alumni Spotlights

One of the biggest reasons why Real Food Challenge has so much to celebrate is because of the students and young people that drove this movement from the start. These are the folks that drove campaigns at their campuses to push their institutions to commit to real food, implemented the product shifts, and built the beginnings of a real food culture at their campuses and at colleges and universities all across the country. Student power is what initiated much of the achievements, progress, and creativity that we see today in the world of institutional purchasing. The Spotlights showcases some of the students and alumni in the Real Food Challenge network. Let's meet the folks behind the movement!

Becca Reath

Fort Lewis College '20, Environmental Biology with a GIS Certificate
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Aleksander Gulkewicz

Lehigh University '20, Environmental Engineering
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Olivia Barz

Lehigh University '20, Environmental Policy B.A., Urban Environmental Planning M.A.
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Allison Li

Williams College '22.5, Psychology and Spanish
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Emma McCurry

Santa Clara University '21, Bioengineering
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Eugenne Rivas

California State University - Northridge '20, Public Health MPH, CHES
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Jamie Talarico

Southern Oregon University '20, Business with a certificate in Sustainable Leadership
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Kate Sundberg

Wesleyan University '20, Chemistry and Environmental Studies
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Lucy Almberg

Stonehill College '21, Business Management Information Systems with a Health & Wellness Interdisciplinary Minor
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Sarah Grobe

University of Vermont '22, Data Science
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Sophie Martin

University of Massachusetts - Amherst '22, Environmental Science
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Taylor Bentley

Gonzaga University '22, Environmental Studies with a Business & Visual Literacy Minor
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Lucy Allen

University of Utah '20, Multi-disciplinary Design with an Environmental & Sustainability Studies Minor
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Aolani Peiper

Fort Lewis College '19, Personal Care Provider & Community Organizer
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Breanne Flynn

Gonzaga University '14, Northwest Regional Field Organizer '15, Sales Manager & Yoga Teacher
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Issac Rubinstein

Colorado College '18, Yoga Teacher (in training)
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Heather Frambach

Southwest Regional Field Organizer '12-'13, Food Systems Consultant
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David Hamilton

Southeast Regional Field Organizer '08, Budding Orchardist, Musician & Healing Arts Practitioner
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em Bigongiari

Western Washington University '19, Community Organizer & Coordinator for Generations Forward
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Karen Weldon

Macalester College '14, Midwest Regional Field Organizer '14-'16, Research and Programs Assistant at Kahokugata Lake Institute & English Instructor
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Molly Bajgot

University of Massachusetts - Amherst '14, Assistant Director of Jewish Life
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Stephanie Yee

California State University - Monterey Bay '16, RFC Steering Committee member '15, Pharmaceuticals Procurement Buyer
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Kitty Bolte

University of California - Santa Cruz '14, California Regional Field Organizer '11-'12 & '14-'15, RFC Steering Committee member '12-'15, Biologist with California Department of Fish and Wildlife
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Sunny Kim

Johns Hopkins University - '13-'16, RFC Steering Committee member - '14-'17, RFC Steering Committee co-chair - '16-'17, Tech Recruiter at Robert Walters Korea
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