Spatial Prevalence of U.S. Food Banks

Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

Graduate Student Assocation, Travel Award
$500 from University of California, Davis


Food Assistance Justice: The Spatial Prevalence of Food Banks in California*

    Current Research Assistants

  • Sophia Flores

    Sophia is currently an undergraduate student at UC Davis as a Sociology and Human Development double 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 is a sociology and Spanish double major with an emphasis in law and society at the University of California Davis. Her future goals revolve around housing inequality and food disparities within the United States. Throughout her undergraduate career, she has focused on being able to give back to the community; for instance she has worked as a student for underprivileged students, is the current active community service chair for her sorority, and is an active volunteer for centers such as the AB540 member. Her upcoming goals revolve around obtaining her masters in social work, and one day look more into the field of law. She is set to graduate in the spring of 2020, from there she will take a gap year to continue expanding her professional experiences, to then apply to masters programs.

  • Jeffrey Lee

    Jeffrey is a current University of California, Davis student 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.

  • Kymberley Chu

    Kymberley Chu is a current University of California, Davis student double majoring in Cognitive Science 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.

  • Former Research Assistants

  • Juli Bautista

    Juli graduated 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.