May Jagodzinski

What are your majors? Global health and environmental studies with a certificate in food systems

Expected graduation: May 2023

What inspired your interest in the environment and/or community? I chose to major in global health and environmental studies because I believe access to quality and affordable healthcare is a fundamental right, and one of the many crucial aspects to making a healthy community. Equally, health is more than just the medicalization, and working to mend the systemic injustices in our food resources, education, and housing needs immediate action.

While federal level governance can be full of gridlock and polarizing, local governance offers an expeditious process in amplifying voices and seeing immediate change. A community only knows the needs of its own community best, and I hope to work in local policies that decrease systematic barriers that are limiting the process of change and increase inclusion.