Santa Clara University

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Sarah Madden

Student Research Assistant

Sarah is a junior at Santa Clara University and is working on a degree in economics from the Leavey School of Business. Sarah is a student research assistant for the Food and Agribusiness Institute and a Food, Hunger, Poverty, Environment Pathway student. At FAI, she helps to organize speakers and is also conducting research for the Real Cost of a Healthy Meal project in the Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. Last year, Sarah was able to work with Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties on the distribution and data collection of Feeding America's 2014 Hunger in America survey.

Sarah is from Westchester, New York, and is still amazed at the beautiful weather and environment California has to offer. During the fall of 2013, Sarah studied abroad on the fall voyage of Semester at Sea. She has also participated in two immersion trips through SCU, one of them with the Food & Agribusiness Institute to Ghana in 2012. Sarah will also be a participant on FAI's upcoming immersion trip to Cuba in September 2014, which will be her second time to the Caribbean island.

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