M.R.P. Student Receives AAUW Grant in Support of Food Systems Planning Work

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May 20, 2015

Jaclyn Hochreiter (M.R.P. '16) is the recipient of a 2015 Career Development Grant from AAUW — the American Association of University Women.

Hochreiter's graduate studies are focused on food systems planning with an interest in the economic drivers that yield waste within city and food systems. With the $12,000 award, Hochreiter says she "intends to explore the possibility of resource and energy cycling to create a more just and efficient system that is sensitive to environmental, communal, and cultural needs."

According to their website, AAUW advances equality for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. AAUW is one of the nation’s largest sources of private funding exclusively for educational programs that directly benefit women and girls, and awards fellowships and grants to more than 200 women each year. AAUW's Career Development Grants provide assistance to women who, through additional higher education, technical training, or participation in professional development institutes, are making career changes, seeking to advance in current careers, or re-entering the workforce.