The only program of its kind in the US, the Food Science Policy Fellowship offers students invaluable experiences and industry connections.
The list, by the global policy platform Apolitical, recognizes people for their influence on the transition to digital governments, whether through policymaking, research, advocacy, or other means.
"SPP’s classes were broadly applicable to many different policy areas. A policy degree opens a lot of doors, and you may not know you have a certain interest until you actually start working, so keep all your options open."
The luncheon event, open to the UMass Amherst community, will also include a welcome from Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy.
For their capstone project, Sarah Brown-Anson, Elizabeth Leibinger, and Hadassah Masudi Minga took on the question of how food banks should handle donations of less-healthy foods.
The researchers found that the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission provides necessary protections in states without anti-discrimination laws.
"My degree has opened a lot of doors for me in a variety of fields ranging from fundraising and development to internet policy to communications and marketing. To me, versatility is the greatest value I have received from my degree."
School of Public Policy Professor Charlie Schweik and graduate student Dillon Coutinho recently introduced a group of students from the United Arab Emirates to the “makerspace” concept of collective problem-solving.
The workshop, to take place August 1 and 2 in Washington, DC, will consider how sustainable diets influence dietary patterns, the food system, and population and public health.