Staff

Carly Zimmerman CEO

As a chapter founder and alumna of Challah for Hunger, Carly is honored to lead the community of thousands of challah bakers and change makers.  Carly holds a M.A. in Jewish Professional Studies from the Spertus Institute of Jewish Learning and Leadership and a B.A. in History and Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to coming to Challah for Hunger, Carly worked at the Jewish Life Director at Hillel at Pitt and at Temple University. Carly is a member of the ROI community, Co-Chair of the Tribe 12 Fellowship and Board Chair of Jewish Farm School. She lives and works in Philadelphia with her husband Michael, where she spends most free time on a walk with her two dogs. Email [email protected] Close

Talia Director of Campus Programs

Director of Campus Programs. Talia discovered Challah for Hunger in her first month of college when she walked into a dough making session. She never looked back. A 2015 graduate of University of Maryland, Talia majored in English, wrote about the symbolism of food in literature in almost all her essays, and spent a semester researching food history at the Smithsonian. Talia lives in Philadelphia and loves exploring - she is currently on a bakery, bookstore, yoga and park tour of the city. Email [email protected]. Close

Jessica Izes Fall Intern

As an intern at Challah for Hunger, Jessica is excited to learn more about the non-profit world and how she can make a difference in her community. A Junior at Temple University, Jessica is studying Human Development and Community Engagement. She has volunteered with Challah for Hunger in the past and is looking forward to learning more about the organization. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with friends and family, going to the beach and baking. Email Jessica at [email protected]
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Maddy Levine-Wolf Fellow

Maddy is so excited to be working with Challah for Hunger this year! Originally from Chicago, Illinois, she graduated last year from the University of Michigan with a BA in Spanish and Environmental Science. During her senior year, Maddy had the incredible opportunity to intern at Fair Food Network where she deepened her growing passion for food justice work. Maddy recently moved to Philadelphia to serve as a Food Justice fellow with Repair the World. If she's not figuring out her way around the city you might catch her trying to find somewhere to hike or watching a Michigan Wolverines football game. Email her at [email protected] Close

Loren Shatten - Assistant Director

Assistant Director. Loren grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio and graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Psychology in 2013.  She served for two years as a Fellow with Repair the World: Philadelphia learning about food and education justice shortcomings in the city, volunteering with a variety of organizations addressing those issues, and facilitating service learning for others engaged in service.  These experiences shaped her understanding of the causes of food insecurity and the obstacles to food sovereignty, leading her to advocate for change and to continue her work for equality and equity. Loren spends her free time running on the Schuylkill River, eating Little Baby's ice cream, and exploring different areas of the city. Email [email protected].   Close

Vincent Rodgers: Development & Comms Associate

Development & Communications Associate. Vincent graduated from Stockton University with a B.A. in Historical Studies and a Minor in Holocaust and Genocide Studies. After traveling to Germany and Poland post graduation, he decided to return to Stockton to obtain a Masters in Holocaust and Genocide Studies. His passion for human rights, social justice, and non-profit work continued to grow while interning at Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture working with asylum-seekers. Vincent is excited to join Challah for Hunger to continue doing social justice work and helping combat hunger inequality. In his spare time, he enjoys sports, going to concerts, and camping. Email Vincent at [email protected] Close

Jacqui Rosen: LA Teen Coordinator

Los Angeles Teen Coordinator. Jacqui Rosen is a Los Angeles native who is committed to social justice and community involvement.  She has served as a nonprofit consultant, practiced as an attorney for the State of California and worked as a political fundraiser.  She is a member of the Brentwood Community Council.  Jacqui received her B.A from the University of California, Riverside and her J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. Her hobbies include, hiking, baseball, cooking and eating delicious food, especially challah! Email [email protected] Close

Eliana Zimet Program Associate

Program Associate. After graduating from Goucher College in 2015 with a degree in English and Peace Studies, Eliana moved to Philadelphia to participate in a year of service with Repair the World: Philadelphia, where she facilitated service learning opportunities in partnership with food justice organizations. Most recently she served as an AmeriCorps VISTA member at the School District of Philadelphia, where she worked to support partnerships between organizations and schools across the city and increase collaboration among partner groups. In her free time, Eliana experiments with vegan cooking, accumulates succulents at an alarming rate, and befriends dogs. Email [email protected] Close

Mary Holmcrans Fellow

Repair the World Food Justice Fellow. Mary recently graduated from Ursinus College with a BA in French and Environmental Studies. While in school, she studied abroad in Madagascar and did research on impact of small NGOs on a coastal community, as well a case study on corporate social responsibility. Seeking to develop a career in environmental justice through non profit work, Mary is currently serving as a Food Justice fellow with Repair the World. Originally from Takoma Park, Maryland, Mary now lives in Philadelphia and spends her free time exploring parks and bookstores with cats. Email her at [email protected]
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