Food Tank recently had the opportunity to speak with GW student and food justice leader Haley Burns, who was one of the speakers at the 2015 Food Tank Summit.
Haley Burns is a senior at the George Washington University, majoring in Public Health. Her main interests lie in the intersection between food, nutrition and the environment, particularly in underprivileged populations and urban agriculture. She thinks that community gardens and urban farms are powerful tools that can help to create a more sustainable and equitable food system. Haley began my involvement with the food system through GW’s Food Justice Alliance student organization holding several leadership positions including President. She manages the GW GroW Garden, serves on GW’s Urban Food Task Force, and is a research assistant for Dr. Uriyoan Colon-Ramos who focuses her research on nutrition inequalities. After graduation Haley plans to continue learning about and advocating for a better food system by exploring different career opportunities and someday returning to school to continue her academic education in public health, nutrition and food.