Final Project Presentations for the Humanities Institute Fall 2013 Junior Fellows Program

Posted: December 3, 2013

Please join us as the Junior Fellows present their final projects based on the semester’s theme, “Re-visioning Food Sovereignty: U.S. Supply and Consumption,” on Wednesday, December 4 at 2:45-5:30pm in the Humanities Auditorium.


  • 2:45 PM Kaylene Au “GMOs in Hawaii: Agro-Chemical Monoculture vs. Diversified Farming”
  • 2:55 PM Maya Espiritu “Child Food Insecurity”
  • 3:05 PM Sarah Han “Body Positivity at Scripps College”
  • 3:15 PM Nancy Herrera “All About Sodexo: Uncovering the Secrets Behind Scripps’ Dining Hall Food”
  • 3:25 PM Leah Hochberg “Community Garden and Urban Farm Hybrids: A Case Study of the Huerta del Valle Community Garden”
  • 3:35 PM Catherine Holcombe TBA
  • 3:45 PM Kehaulani Jai and Xitlally Sanchez “Planting Seeds of Empowerment, Change and Community”
  • 3:55 PM Tamar Kaplan “More Than Just a Meal: The Impact of Family Dinners on Adolescent Development”
  • 4:05 PM Emily Long “Genetically Modified Foods and the Rise in Allergenicity”
  • 4:15 PM Elizabeth Medford “Detoxing Modern Food Production Through Grass-Roots Activism”
  • 4:25 PM Swathi Narahari “Cooking with Culture”
  • 4:35 PM Allison Rigby “Public Health, Justice and Public Parks”
  • 4:45 PM Haley Ross “Bolivia, Food Insecurity and the War on Drugs”
  • 4:55 PM Corinna Svarlien “The Current Farm Bill Debate”
  • 5:05 PM Sofie Thixton “Food Justice California: Connecting the Movement”
  • 5:15 PM Christina Timko TBA
  • 5:25 PM Aida Villareal “Tracing Tables: Las Cocinas de mi Familia”

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