Joey DeMarco

Research and Writing Intern

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Joey DeMarco is a Research and Writing Intern for Food Tank. In May of 2016, he graduated from Westmont College with a B.S., cum laude, in Chemistry (Biochemistry focus). He will be attending the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University to receive an MPA in Environmental Science and Policy. During the summer of 2014, Joey studied abroad in South Africa to observe global health issues there. In college, he also played on the baseball team, spearheaded the Global Advisory Council (GAC), tutored, and volunteered in the campus garden.

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