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].