Santa Clara University

Food & Agribusiness Institute


Brenda Alba

Research Assistant

Brenda is a senior at Santa Clara University studying Political Science and Spanish. She is a research assistant for the Food & Agribusiness Institute.

She is originally from Chicago, IL and studied abroad in London, UK this past fall. She has also traveled to Tanzania and El Salvador through other SCU programs. Recently, she participated in the FAI immersion trip to Ghana this past June. However, while she loves to travel, she is also very interested in local issues. She participated in the 2011 San Jose spring break immersion trip which focused on hunger and poverty in the San Jose area. Seeing the faces of hunger so close to home really unsettled her and promoted her interest in the "Real Cost of a Healthy Meal" project. Given her Political Science background wants to learn more about the policies behind federal food support programs. She is very eager to continue working on the project throughout the school year.

In her spare time she enjoys reading, traveling, and rooting for her favorite Chicago sports teams.

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