FoodCorps helps turn “ick” into “yum”
Rachel Spencer, FoodCorps Alumna Rachel earned her undergraduate degree in public health from the University of Georgia, which served as her springboard for a career in healthy food and sustainable food systems. As an undergraduate she interned at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Environmental Health Services Branch, helped found UGA’s Office of Sustainability, and started her university’s Real Food Challenge chapter. With FoodCorps she served in Arkansas in the rural Ozark Mountains. Smitten with the rivers and people of Arkansas, she stayed after her service term to continue to build FoodCorps Arkansas as the FoodCorps fellow. Rachel recently earned her masters in agricultural economics from the University of Arkansas. While in school Rachel was a founding member of Associated Student Government’s Graduate Student Congress as well as a member of the FoodCorps Policy Institute.