Pavane Gorrepati is a History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health major from Davenport, Iowa. Her interest in food security developed after conducting research in Changsha, China as a Borlaug-Ruan International Intern, for which she was awarded the 2012 Elaine Szymoniak Award. Her many environmental community endeavors were recognized by President Obama and she was awarded the President’s Environmental Youth Award. She was also named a Wallace-Carver Fellow, interning at the USDA and USAID, working on food security initiatives. At Yale, Pavane is the food/nutrition chair for the Public Health Coalition and the Chief Administrative Officer for Kappa Alpha Theta. She works at the Peabody Museum as an instructor for the EVOLUTIONS After School Program and is a Youth Advisory Board member for State Farm Insurance. She is also the author of a children’s book. Pavane is interested in advancing the role of women in international food security through her initiative, Feeding Inspiration.