Agents of Change
Agents of Change
Episode 8: Wanjiku Gatheru, Food Insecurity and UCAFE

Wanjiku (Wawa) is a prominent activist on campus who is also a Truman Scholar, Udall Scholar, and UConn’s first Rhodes scholar. She is the co-founder of UCAFE, UConn Access to Food Effort, an IDEA grant that influenced a state initiative (HB 7257) and federal policy (Closing the  Hunger Gap Act). Wawa discusses the importance of healthy food access at public institutions and her journey that opened a significant conversation with university administration.

Wanjiku (Wawa) Gatheru ’20 (CAHNR)

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Agents of Change delves into the accessible resources around UConn’s campus that facilitate leadership. A diverse pool of candidates is interviewed to provide their unique stories of research on and off-campus. These students elaborate on frequently neglected factors of their journeys: inspirations, hindrances, and catalyzed leadership.