My name is Lauren McAvoy, and I am a rising junior at the University of California at Berkeley, studying Nutritional Science, with a minor in Global Poverty and Practice. This blog is designed to provide the details of my summer practice experience on the island of Leyte in the Philippines, where I will be helping with a community feeding project and conducting field studies on the lifestyles of the people in rural Filipino communities. I am working with a local NGO called Volunteer for the Visayans, whose mission is to provide social welfare services to the underprivileged communities in the Philippines.
I live to eat, but live a healthy lifestyle thanks to my love of running and the great outdoors. I am always searching for ways to satisfy my constant wanderlust, and aspire to travel to all seven continents during this crazy adventure we call life.