I drink skim milk, occasionally pay $5 for a specialty cup of coffee and am a loyal consumer of organic vanilla bean granola. Growing up in the suburbs of St. Paul, Minnesota, the only time I stepped foot on a farm was to get lost in a corn maze.
If you have been keeping up with the Global Food Challenge Emerging Leaders, you know that we are seasoned globe trotters. Well, that might be a slight exaggeration but we have experienced many facets of agriculture this summer. From Africa to Washington D.C., we’ve learned a lot of food security.
Peri, from Minneapolis, Minnesota, is studying urban and environmental policy. In 2015, Peri's passion for nutrition and social justice inspired her to establish Busy Bee Foods, a youth-led initiative dedicated to dissolving food deserts in North Minneapolis. Chosen as a University of Minnesota student, Peri is mentored by Mohamed Yakub in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences. After college, Peri plans to attend law school to study environmental law as she continues to advocate for environmental justice among marginalized communities.