Net Impact Food Fellowship

The Food Fellowship program is supported by Newman’s Own Foundation.

The Net Impact Fellowship is a year-long leadership development program where you can design and implement an action project on your campus about food. Be part of an intimate cohort of like-minded peers from across the country who are passionate about making change on their campus regarding food. Campus projects can focus on food justice, healthy food education, food waste, and more!

Join a cohort of smart, passionate students from across the country who want to change the world! Applications are now closed.

Benefits of Participating

  • Receive free registration to the 2017 Net Impact Conference in Atlanta on Oct 26-28; network with inspiring changemakers, meet your cohort, and engage in Fellowship-specific trainings
  • Build your resume to stand out by leading a real-world impact project
  • Implement a meaningful project on your campus (Net Impact will support you with tools and a stipend)
  • Develop your leadership skills through implementing a real-world project on your campus
  • Learn from an awesome cohort of students from around the country
  • Share your changemaking story with the world

Eligibility

  • All US-based undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply. Fellows who are not part of a chapter will work towards starting one as part of the program.

Timeline

  • September 25: Fellowship Application deadline is now closed
  • October 4: Selected Fellows announced
  • Oct 26-28: Fellows attend 2017 Net Impact Conference in Atlanta, GA
  • November-December: Fellows research and plan campus projects
  • January-May: Fellows implement and evaluate campus projects
  • Yearlong: Virtual cohort meetups, support from Net Impact Central, and access to experts

Deadline to Apply - September 25 - Applications have closed

To learn more contact fellowship@netimpact.org

FAQ

  • As a Fellow, how will I interact with my Net Impact Chapter?
    • All Fellows will implement an action project on their campus related to the theme of their cohort - either food, climate change or racial equity. These projects will engage Net Impact chapter members to build awareness and/or create institutional change on campus.
  • Will I get paid to participate in this Fellowship Program?
    • You will receive free Net Impact Conference registration, a stipend to complete an action project on your campus, virtual leadership development training, and access to a cohort of like-minded peers. You will not receive compensation for participating in the Fellowship program.
  • What if I want to be a Fellow but I can't attend the Net Impact Conference?
    • It is important for all Fellows to attend the Net Impact Conference in Atlanta October 26-28th. The conference is an amazing opportunity to meet the other Fellows, develop your action projects, and get inspired by industry experts. If it is not possible for you to attend, exceptions may be made.
  • How much of a time commitment is it to be a Fellow?
    • The Fellowship runs from October 2017-May 2018. Fellows on average spend 2-5 hours working on their project but this varies greatly depending on the time of year and the scope of the project.

Meet the Healthy Food Fellows

Breyah Atkinson

School

East Carolina University

Major

Public Health

Project

I will create a four week program in April 2017 where each week, we will tackle different issues in food security and food issue awareness.


Mallory Ballard

School

University of Wisconsin Madison - Wisconsin School of Business

Major

Supply Chain Management

Project

I will analyze purchasing data from local school districts to understand what they are buying (the demand) and matching that with the supply of locally grown (in Wisconsin) food.


Nana Boateng

School

Hult International Business School

Major

International Marketing

Project

My project will serve as a platform to create awareness on a healthful lifestyle and how to go about the right way. Read more about Nana's project.


Bianca Butts

School

Cleveland State Univerisity

Major

MBA

Project

My project idea is to collaborate with local farmers, chefs, and neighborhood businesses to provide pop-up community juice tastings and educational opportunities.


Jeanine Buzali

School

Georgetown University

Major

MBA

Project

For my project, i would like to create a series of children's books that will teach kids about food policy, food deserts, the importance of having vegetables and fruits in diet, the affects of healthy diet, and how to combat food insecurities.


Jessica Chou

School

The Pennsylvania State University

Major

Environmental Resource Management

Project

My project, the Food Waste Fight campaign, seeks to bring more awareness of our personal food waste behaviors as well as the food issues prevalent in the world today.


Ella DiSabatino

School

The New School

Major

Non Profit Management

Project

I will work with Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital to create a collaboration among food justice organizations and emergency room doctors to treat patients suffering from illnesses related to food insecurity by creating access to healthy foods and programming.


Tzveta Kirova

School

Williamette University

Major

MBA- Emphasis on data analysis & finance

Project

My project will work towards establishing a food pantry on campus.


Yoo-Jung Eunice

School

Wesleyan University

Major

Science in Society

Project

Along with classmates, I am planning a play & dinner event that talks about food justice. Read more about Eunice's project.


Berenice Leung

School

University of Pennsylvania

Major

Environmental Studies, Business/Behavioral Economics

Project

With my fellowship, I will continuing working on my non-profit, Sweet Fields, an organic farm and sustainability center that works to increase healthy eating and sustainable living. Read more about Berenice's project.


Susan Morrell

School

University of Colorado at Boulder

Major

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Project

My project will customize healthy food workshops for different women's groups on campus.


Phillip Pless

School

College of William and Mary

Major

MBA/Master of Public Policy/

Project

My project idea is geared towards helping inform Latino persons living in the Williamsburg learn about nutritious eating habits by integrating a healthy nutrition curriculum into an adult ESL program.


Dejah Powell

School

Cornell University

Major

Environmental Science and Sustainability

Project

I plan to partner with my former elementary school to create a school/community garden. Read more about Dejah's project.


Halle Redfearn

School

University of California, Berkeley

Major

Chemical Biology

Project

As a part of my organization Swipe Out Hunger at Berkeley I want to start an educational program at local Oakland elementary and middle schools to promote healthy diet and responsible consumerism.


Emily Robichaux

School

Bard College

Major

MBA in Sustainability

Project

I will conduct an assessment of the Healthy School Food program at the DC Central Kitchen to identify operational vulnerabilities that may be brought out or exacerbated by a changing climate. This program serves award-winning farm-to-school menus to more than 3,600 low-income school children each year.


Allyn Rosenberger

School

Georgetown University

Major

Health Policy (Concentration: Food and Nutrition Policy)

Project

I plan to establish a student organization at Georgetown that connects students to organizations in DC working on food issues.


William Rossi

School

Fashion Institute of Technology

Major

International Trade and Marketing

Project

My project is modeled after Dove's real beauty campaign, during the week leading up to Earth Day (4/22) I will be displaying The Really Fruity (Veggie) Campaign, a photo series of fruit and vegetables in all shapes, sizes, and colors in their natural form, un-retouched.


Ivan Sandler

School

Babson College

Major

MBA - Entrepreneurship

Project

I plan to start a student-maintained permaculture garden on campus to allow students to participate in and take value from sustainable agriculture.


Michelle Spita

School

Presidio Graduate School

Major

Sustainability

Project

My idea is to create partnerships between Imperfect Produce and housing authorities within Alameda County in California.


Beth Ann Saracco

School

Georgetown University

Major

MBA

Project

TBD


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Sarah Spoto

School

University of Rochester, Simon Business School

Major

MBA- Entrepreneurship & Marketing

Project

My project is a healthy foods social enterprise, called Oasis Foods that sells affordable pre-prepared, frozen meals through vending machines. Read more about Sarah's project.


Michael Westcott

School

University of Michigan

Major

MBA

Project

My project is Wellwith, a wellness rewards network, that will empower people to make meaningful, healthy change.


Lucillia Sandra Merriam

School

University of Liberia

Major

Biology

Project

The Mini-Garden Project has been designed to run for twelve months to help develop the culture of eating a nutritious, well-balanced diet, for the promotion of optimal body weight and the prevention of disease among school children.