Fellowships Awarded: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018
Ava Richardson, MPH, is a fourth-year DrPH student in the Environmental Health and Engineering department. At her core, Ava is an advocate for systems change applying her program management and analytic skills to advance policies and initiatives in harmony with social equity people, environmental sustainability and economic prosperity. Her research interests center on wasted food prevention, food rescue and ways to improve organic/food waste management systems. Ava currently works for the Baltimore Office of Sustainability where she helps to catalyze urban sustainability goals across Baltimore.