Hunger in Crisis: Food Bank Practices and Their Impact on the Social Safety Net

Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

Sociology Graduate Program Travel Grant
$1000 from University of California, Davis
Sociology Small Research Grant
$1000 from University of California, Davis
Graduate Program Fellowship
$12,976 from University of California, Davis
Graduate Student Assocation, Travel Award
$500 from University of California, Davis (postponed due to COVID-19)

Talks

Models of Change in Food Banks: Traditional Charity, Personal Responsibility, and Systemic Change
Food Assistance Justice: The Spatial Distribution of California’s Food Bank Resources
Food Assistance Justice: The Spatial Prevalence of Food Banks in California*

    Former Research Assistants

  • Juli Bautista

    Juli graduated in 2019 from The University of California Davis, in Sociology with an emphasis in Social Service and a minor in Chicanx Studies. She is interested in aiding marginalized communities like people of color, women, low-income, and undocumented populations. While working with Alana, she developed a better understanding of the difficulties various groups face accessing food in Yolo County and learned about various food banks through out California.

  • Kymberley Chu

    Kymberley Chu graduated in 2021 from the University of California, Davis double majoring in Anthropology and International Relations. Kymberley aspires to pursue academic research and PhD programs that examine social issues such as the psychology of racism. She enjoys reading, coding, weightlifting and making mind maps in her free time.

  • Sophia Flores

    Sophia is graduated from UC Davis in 2022 with a Sociology major. She is interested in research related to education, criminology, and food disparity. She is planning on pursuing a career related to administrative social work. She enjoys reading and hiking in her spare time.

  • Valeria Hernandez

    Valeria Hernandez graduated from the University of California Davis in 2020 with a sociology and Spanish double major with an emphasis in law and society. Her future goals revolve around housing inequality and food disparities within the United States. Throughout her undergraduate career, she focused on being able to give back to the community; for instance she worked was the community service chair for her sorority, and as an active volunteer for centers such as the AB540 center. Her upcoming goals revolve around obtaining her masters in social work, and one day look more into the field of law.

  • Eindra Khine

    Eindra graduated from the University of California, Davis with a Sociology degree in 2022. After graduation, she plans on becoming a pediatrician and doing public health work. Outside of her career interests, she enjoys creating art, photography, going to the gym, and traveling.

  • Jeffrey Lee

    Jeffrey graduated in 2022 from the University of California, Davis double majoring in Sociology - Organizational Studies and Community and Regional Development. He is interested in pursuing a career in nonprofit development. He enjoys making Spotify playlists, going to concerts, and traveling alone in his free time.

  • Reyna Morabe

    Reyna Morabe graduated from UC Davis in 2021 with a double majoor in Sociology Organizational Studies and Economics. She was a peer educator intern for the Center for Leadership Learning, a member of the student-run organization UCD Mental Health Initiative, a member of the Underrepresented Minorities in Economics Society, and a research assistant in the Sociology department. She is passionate about learning ways to incorporate diversity, equity, inclusion, and communicating across differences into her work. She hopes to use her background in data analysis and research to support her Bay Area and Sacramento communities. In her free time, enjoys writing, reading, and going outdoors.