Undergrad Student Named Global Food Initiative Fellow

Laura Rood Global Food Initiative Fellow

Nov. 12, 2015 - Undergraduate chemical engineering student Laura Rood has been named a 2015-16 Global Food Initiative Fellow, one of six UCI students awarded $4,000 fellowships by the University of California’s Office of the President to support the UC Global Food and Carbon Neutrality Initiatives. Rood is working on the Food Engagement and Communications Project. That effort seeks to plan and host several events, outreach and education campaigns to inform the campus community about sustainable food choices, zero-waste dining facilities and other goals related to the Global Food Initiative, announced by UC’s Office of the President in July 2014.

Rood, who will graduate next year, is a board member for the SAGE Scholars Program and Engineers without Borders. She plans to attend graduate school to continue her studies in the relationship between nutrition and disease, specifically the effects of consumer goods and products on the environment and the public’s health and safety.


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