Students for Economic Justice 2013 Fellowship
Janine Davis is an undergraduate at the University of California San Diego majoring in Political Science. She first became interested in working with local communities when she volunteered for Manna Food Bank in San Bernardino by assisting in preparing and distributing food packages for low-income families and the homeless. Recently, she has interned at the Center on Policy Initiatives by engaging in event planning and fundraising. This experience further exposed her to the importance of community organizing, while also giving her insight into the culture of nonprofit organizations and their participation in local government. On campus, she has kept busy by writing for campus publications and attending the annual in University of California Student Association conference where students directly lobby legislators in order to increase the accessibility of higher education. She applied for the SEJ internship in the hopes of learning more about the challenges facing San Diego and how community organizers are taking on these issues through action and empowerment. She believes this experience will help prepare her for a career in community organizing dedicated to advancing economic and social justice.