The GFI Student Ambassador role was established to increase student engagement in the Global Food Initiative at both systemwide and campus levels. At each of the 10 UC campuses, the Student Ambassador Fellow serves as the GFI student engagement liaison for their campus. Ambassador Fellows may be invited to participate in leadership convenings of the UC Global Food Initiative where they will lift student voices, report on student engagement activities and progress, and connect with GFI workgroup leaders across the university system.
The GFI Ambassador at FRESH Basic Needs Hub, UCI more specifically will lead CalFresh communications and engagement efforts at the FRESH Hub. The Ambassador’s role is to increase visibility of the CalFresh program and student eligibility requirements in multiple spaces thus improving student food security and wellness. This includes creating content to advance CalFresh awareness on social media platforms and newsletters, and coordinating CalFresh outreach activities and programming events.