July 23, 2020 Past Lab Members Graciela Chong, 2021 IAD Master's student and 2021 UC Davis B.S. in Animal Science. Interested in food systems, food justice, sustainable agriculture, and combating agricultural racial inequality. Thet Nwe Myo Khin, 2021 UC Davis B.S in Global Disease Biology. Exploring research interests in one health, food accessibility, health information, and health outcomes. Tishtar Daruwalla, 2021 B.S. in Global Disease Biology with a minor in Human Rights. Exploring research interests in land use and public health disparities in food accessibility. Working with Planned Parenthood upon graduation in 2021. Author of forthcoming Sacramento Community Food Guide and accompanying scholarly manuscript Alexandra Huynh, gap year student (and 2021 National Youth Poet Laureate) pursuing a B.S. at Stanford University in the fall of 2021. Interested in urban planning for sustainable and equitable food systems Ranesh Karma, Sociology & Psychology B.A. (2021). Assisted with aggregating cities & counties general plans and/or separate elements for the California General Plan Mapping Tool. Andrew Leach, MBA and Geography MS student focused on spatial analysis of clean energy infrastructure, biomass, and land management. Meghan Klasic, Geography Ph.D. focused on water governance. In 2021, Ms. Klasic accepted a postdoc at UMN on urban sustainability and impacts of social movements on policy process Dr. Asiya Natekal, Postdoctoral scholar with the Center for Regional Change working on Housing and Urban Design. Ph.D. in Planning, Policy and Design from University of California Irvine Melinda Claros, Global Disease Biology (BS, 2021) focused on the social determinants of health and how public policy shapes food security, specifically for minority communities. Melina graduated and is started her masters work at Johns Hopkins in 2021. Tanya Saxena, undergraduate in Biological Sciences (BS, 2021) minoring in Science and Technology Studies. Interested in health disparities in the food system Makena Dettmann, Phd candidate in Materials Science. Makena helped build the General Plan Database and Mapping portal (2020): https://critical-data-analysis.org/general-plan-map/ Sujoy Ghosh, Master's student in Materials Science and Engineering Department. Sujoy worked designed and built the General Plan mapping portal (2020): https://critical-data-analysis.org/general-plan-map/ Tiff Ting, visiting scholar from Feng Chia University in Taiwan. Tiff worked on the food networks project in 2019. Graduated in 2020 with a masters in smart cities. Her thesis focuses on sustainable healthy diets. Gwyneth Manser, Geography Ph.D. student focused on agriculture, food security, and sustainability. Published in 2021: Brinkley, C., Manser, G. M., & Pesci, S. (2021). Growing pains in local food systems: a longitudinal social network analysis on local food marketing in Baltimore County, Maryland and Chester County, Pennsylvania. Agriculture and Human Values, 1-17. Muthia Kamila Faizah, Community and Regional Development undergraduate student focused on general plans and development. Muthia graduated in 2019 and is working on her masters in city and regional planning at UCLA Sasha Pesci, PhD in Geography focused on the role that direct sales from farms play in shaping how food is grown. Published her work with the lab in 2021: Brinkley, C., Manser, G. M., & Pesci, S. (2021). Growing pains in local food systems: a longitudinal social network analysis on local food marketing in Baltimore County, Maryland and Chester County, Pennsylvania. Agriculture and Human Values, 1-17. Ziming Wang, graduated from UCD in 2019 in managerial economics and went on to pursue a MS in Agriculture Resource Economics at UCD. Alena Marie, Community Development MS worked with the lab in conducting a Health Impact Assessment. After graduation in 2019, Alena began working with the California Rural Legal Assistance Organization Kaniyaa Francis, graduated in 2018 and published her research with the lab in 2020: Francis, K., & Brinkley, C. (2020). Street Food Vending as a Public Health Intervention. Californian Journal of Health Promotion, 18(1), 1-16. Her work was helpful in passing California Senate Bill 946 (2019), the Safe Sidewalk Vending Act which legalizes street food vending across the state and requires that local jurisdictions regulate only on issues pertaining to public health. From 2019-2021, she worked as an associate program manager with Public Health Advocates. In 2020, she authored a Sacramento City resolution - the country’s first to define public safety and include prevention efforts. José Flores, Community Regional Development BS focused on food security and civic engagement projects. José became a Civic Sparks fellow after graduating in 2018, and published his research with the lab in the Journal of Public Affairs (2019). Tapinder Sidhu, undergraduate research assistant focused on the food desert intervention project in rural communities. In 2017, Tap returned home to England started her career in public health. Marisa Coyne, Community Development MS focused on feminist geographies with attention to the role of diversity in knowledge formation for environmental and urban studies. After graduation in 2018, Marisa worked at the UCD student farm and made podcasts about food. Scarlett Kingsley, Community Development MS focused on food security and animal welfare published her research with the lab: A method for guarding animal welfare and public health (2018). Scarlett was awarded a Fulbright Fellow to the Czech Republic after graduating in 2018. Caroline Kravitz, Community and Regional Development BS focused on diet-related health in low-income neighborhoods. Caroline became an MPH student at Emory University in 2018. Jacob Beck, visiting sociology undergraduate student from Germany focused on food network analysis in 2017. Jacob returned to Germany to finish his undergraduate work. Evan Hazlett, visiting scholar from Harvard University (MA City and Regional Planning) focused on tracing the procurement network of restaurants in the local food system. Breana Inoshita, Community and Regional Development BS focused on food desert interventions. Breana became a law student at UC Hastings after graduating in 2017. Lab Accomplishments and Events November 12th, 2021 Farming on the Edge Conference from 2:30 - 5:30pm PST, Speaker: Dr. Brinkley Feb 25-March 1, 2021 Upcoming American Association of Geographer's conference, Presentations by Sam Roodbar, Charlotte Glennie and Dr. Brinkley Jan 1, 2022 Sign up for Sustainable Cities of Northern Europe Study Abroad, July 5–August 3, 2022 Oct 8, 2021 PhD candidate Alana Stein and Dr. Brinkley interviewed by CapRadio about food security in Sacramento January, 2021 Undergraduate researcher, Alex Huynh named America's National Youth Poet Laureate!