Feed the Second Line works with culture bearers and elders across New Orleans to combat food waste and repair damaged roofs in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida.
Vicky Brown Varela is a Costa Rican-South Carolinian Research, Event, Advocacy, and Writing Intern at Food Tank. She earned her B.A. in International Studies from American University, where she focused on environmental sustainability and peace, global security, and conflict resolution. Her academic and professional interests include the field of political ecology, food sovereignty movements, and environmental peacemaking and peacebuilding. Vicky has worked on organic farms in Lebanon, Israel, and Palestine, and has conducted research in Costa Rica. She plans to pursue graduate studies in Visual Anthropology. In her free time, you can find her cooking vegan foods, going for long runs outdoors, and watching international films.