Paige Clay is an Emerson Hunger Fellow with the Food Assistance team. Her work will focus on addressing both historical and contemporary inequalities and racism in the history of SNAP and WIC. Prior to the Center, Clay completed the first portion of her fellowship with the Syracuse-Onondaga Food Systems Alliance in Syracuse, New York. Her research focused on helping the organization develop a forward-looking policy agenda that reinforces principles of equity and justice within the food system.
Originally from Denver, Colorado, Clay graduated with a B.A. in Political Science (concentration in U.S national politics) and Africana Studies from the College of Wooster. As an undergraduate, she focused her efforts on exploring anti-poverty/anti-hunger research related to populations with low incomes and food deserts.