Yasmeen is a public health professional and policy advocate with North Carolina roots. She is currently an MPH candidate at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health with a concentration in health policy. She is passionate about working within the NC food system to better bridge silos between social determinants of health. Yasmeen has a background in community-based participatory research (CBPR), health equity, and people-centered policy reform. On the Community Food Strategies team, Yasmeen supports the Shared Gifting process and the Statewide Food Gathering.