The UC President’s Global Food Initiative Student Fellowship Program funds student-generated research, related projects or internships that focus on food issues. All 10 UC campuses plus UC Agriculture and Natural Resources and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are participating in the program. The program began in fall 2014, with the fellows participating in an April 2015 tour of an organic peach farm near Fresno and a July 2015 symposium in San Francisco. The second class of fellows was announced in 2015 participated in an April 2016 tour of an organic farm northwest of Sacramento and a June 2016 symposium in Fullerton. The third class of fellows was announced in 2016 and we recently announced our fourth class of cohorts in June 2017. The program is open to both undergraduate and graduate students, and administered at each location to ensure that student efforts align with local needs.

For questions about the GFI Student Fellowship Program, email studentservices@ucop.edu.

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Jacqueline Chang

Got Food? Characterizing Student Food Insecurity and Related Factors Throughout UC

Kevi Mace-Hill

Connecting Graduate Students to UC Cooperative Extension

Samantha Smith

Stories From the Field - Global Food Initiative

Berkeley

Miranda Everitt

Leveraging Research for Policy Change

Kate Kaplan

Experiential Learning in Food Systems Education Within the UC System

Vanessa Taylor

UC Global Food Initiative Higher Education Food Security Project

Davis

Forrest Ryan Dowdy

Microbial Fuel Cells for Food Waste

Sophie Moore

Another World is Possible: Food Sovereignty, Agroecological Networks and Rural Development in Central Haiti

Jessica West

Using Genomics to Guide Management of a Major Crop Pest, the Spotted Wing Drosophila

Irvine

Victoria Lowerson Bredow

Inclusive Food Systems: Immigrants, Indigeneity and Innovation

Alexander Fung

Food Pantry Initiative

Sally Geislar

Local Food Access and Advocacy: Cultivating Town and Gown Synergies

Crystal Hickerson

Grow Your Own Food Campaign

Ankita Raturi

Modeling the Environmental Impact of Agricultural Systems

Los Angeles

Sanna Alas

Down to Earth: Stories of Urban Gardeners in Los Angeles

Hayley Ashbaugh

University of California Global Food Initiative Food Hub Workgroup

Sheela Bhongir

Turn Things Around: Obesity Prevention at the Grassroots

Ian Davies

Growing Connections Between UC Student Farms and Gardens

Lucie Dzongang

University of California Global Food Initiative Food Hub Workgroup

Steven Eggert

Growing Connections Between UC Student Farms and Gardens

Adrienne Greer

University of California Global Food Initiative Food Hub Workgroup

Logan Hitchcock

University of California Global Food Initiative Food Hub Workgroup

Lindsey Jagoe

University of California Global Food Initiative Food Hub Workgroup

Kayee Liu

Turn Things Around: Obesity Prevention at the Grassroots

Vanessa Moreno

Turn Things Around: Obesity Prevention at the Grassroots

Robert Penna

The Lunch Tray Food Project

Claudia Varney

Down to Earth: Stories of Urban Gardeners in Los Angeles

Merced

Hoaithi Dang

Eat Local! Eat Fresh!

Erendira Estrada

Evaluation of the Mobile Grocery in Merced County

Rebecca Quinte

Sustainable Agriculture in Central Valley Food Crops

Emily C. Wilson

Endophytes and Sustainable Agriculture

Andrew Zumkehr

The Large Potential of Local Croplands to Meet Food Demand in the United States

Riverside

Dietlinde Heilmayr

The Psychosocial Effects of a Gardening Intervention

Darrin Lin

California Agriculture and Food Enterprise (CAFÉ) Website

Daniel Lopez

R'Food Pantry Initiative

San Diego

Jancy Benavides

Public Health Approach to Toxicants in Brownfields

Jane Kang

Participatory Design

Danielle Renee Ramirez

Educational Aspects of Food Systems & Urban Agriculture

San Francisco

Jacob Mirsky

Optimizing a Therapeutic Food Pantry at San Francisco General Hospital with Patient Perspectives on Food Insecurity

Jonathan Schor

Reinterpreting Nutrition Facts: A Mobile App to Inform Consumer Choices in the Short Term and Food Policy in the Long Term

Santa Barbara

Kathryn J. Parkinson

Reducing Post-Consumer Food Waste in Campus Dining Commons Through Behavioral Science

Rachel Rouse

UC Food Pantries Program Evaluation

Emilie Wood

Reducing Post-Consumer Food Waste in Campus Dining Commons through Behavioral Science

Santa Cruz

Alyssa Billys

Experiential Learning Videos, Sustainable Agriculture Inventory and Farm to College

Joanna Ory

Environmental Impacts of Atrazine Reductions

Crystal Owings

Fostering Equity and Inclusion: Food Security Efforts at UC Santa Cruz and Beyond

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Kripa Akila Jagannathan

Are climate model outputs aligned with farmers' information needs?

Michelle Stitzer

Updating Genomic Annotations of Transposable Elements in Maize

Douglas Tolley

Hydrologic Response of Managed Aquifer Recharge on Agricultural Fields During Prolonged Drought, Scott Valley