Research & Practice

Student Projects

Undergraduate Capstone

  • Building a More Resilient & Equitable Food System in Seattle

    Community Partners: City of Seattle Office of Sustainability & Environment Analyzed resilience framework from Boston, MA in order to add recommendations to Seattle Food Action Plan and build more resilient

    Project Type(s): Undergraduate Capstone

    Author(s): Grace Kwak

    Program(s): Food Systems Major

    Year: 2021

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  • The Making of Composting with College Roommates

    Integrated research on the benefits of composting and experimentation by getting roommates to start

    Project Type(s): Undergraduate Capstone

    Author(s): Min Chang

    Program(s): Food Systems Major

    Year: 2021

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  • The Organic Food Industry in China

    Investigated the barriers that exist in the resilience and equity of Chinese organic food system and provided

    Project Type(s): Undergraduate Capstone

    Author(s): Ada Li, Siyu Zhao, Victoria Tran, Xinyu Wang

    Program(s): Food Systems Major

    Year: 2021

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  • Analysis of Decreasing Arable Lands Issue in China and Korea and Strategies for Supporting Local Farmers

    Assessed the impact of natural hazards and urbanization on the loss of arable lands in China Yangtze River region and Korean Gyeonggi province and introducing three possible solutions to help local communities

    Project Type(s): Undergraduate Capstone

    Author(s): Jingyi Yao, Regina Yin, Jingnan Yuan, Ji Eun Choi

    Program(s): Food Systems Major

    Year: 2021

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  • An Exploration of Food Delivery Industry in Shanghai and Its Impact On Workers Welfare, Environment and Public Health

    Explored and made recommendations for the food delivery industry in Shanghai, China during COVID-19 pandemic with intention to improve the system’s ability to respond to disruptions, strengthen and economy,

    Project Type(s): Undergraduate Capstone

    Author(s): Yide Cai, Ian Zhong, Ziyi Guan

    Program(s): Food Systems Major

    Year: 2021

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  • Where’s Our Food?

    Community Partners: Plant Based Food Share; Farestart; King County Local Food Initiative Partnered with Farestart, Plant-Based Food Share, and King County Local Food Initiative with goal of improving food

    Project Type(s): Undergraduate Capstone

    Author(s): Sophia Lin, Shoka Araki, Madison Moore, Leah Nordberg, Janet Gebreselassie

    Program(s): Food Systems Major

    Year: 2021

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  • Where’s Our Food?

    Community Partners: Plant Based Food Share; Farestart; King County Local Food Initiative Created food map and pamphlet that highlights BIPOC farms in the greater Seattle area to increase awareness as well as

    Project Type(s): Undergraduate Capstone

    Author(s): Alaina Matsuda, Kimmy Kim, Adrian Rodriguez, Maddy Keegan, Taya DeLong, David Telix

    Program(s): Food Systems Major

    Year: 2021

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  • Incorporating Food Justice as a Value within Homeless Youth Shelters

    Community Partner: Youthcare’s Orion Project In partnership with YouthCare and the Orion Center, produced an interactive food justice document and editable food budget model, which seeks to encourage staff

    Project Type(s): Undergraduate Capstone

    Author(s): Christina Giang,Albert Kidd, Gina Simon, Amy Nguyen, Ebba Getachew

    Program(s): Food Systems Major

    Year: 2021

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  • Incorporating Food Justice as a Value within Homeless Youth Shelters

    Community Partner: Youthcare’s Orion Project This project served as a beginner’s guide to food justice. Created poster and brochure to introduce the movement, the values, and the necessities of food

    Project Type(s): Undergraduate Capstone

    Author(s): Liz Elton, Brynn Bench, Mariam Khalil, Jessica Garnica, and Jingjin Zhao

    Program(s): Food Systems Major

    Year: 2021

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  • Viva Farms Farm Safety and Injury Prevention Training Program

    Community Partner: Viva Farms Provided clear and concise materials addressing disability and injury prevention for students and

    Project Type(s): Undergraduate Capstone

    Author(s): Anna Sahlin, Jin Sun, Aidan Collins, Anna Chan, Sal Sepulveda

    Program(s): Food Systems Major

    Year: 2021

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  • A Growing Need for Accessible Agriculture at Viva Farms

    Community Partner: Viva Farms Collaborated with Viva Farms in Woodinville, Washington to investigate the community’s need for increased accessibility on the farm site with a focus on disability and injury

    Project Type(s): Undergraduate Capstone

    Author(s): Tessa Hignight-Roberts, Zoe Valencia, Laura R. Valle, Naomi von Ruden, Emily Sakaida

    Program(s): Food Systems Major

    Year: 2021

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  • Building a Digestate Distribution Pathway in our Community

    Community Partner: University District Food Bank Designed pamphlet, infographic, and comprehensive map to better distribute nutrient-rich liquid fertilizer from the University District Food Bank (UDFB)

    Project Type(s): Undergraduate Capstone

    Author(s): Sierra Einarsson, Jingwei Gong, Melody Guo, Havik Kouroupis, Taylor Strozyk, Guanlin Yu

    Program(s): Food Systems Major

    Year: 2021

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  • Expanding Culturally Relevant Food Choice

    Community Partner: University District Food Bank Partnering with the University District Food Bank to focus on providing resources for the food bank to obtain customer feedback on experience and food

    Project Type(s): Undergraduate Capstone

    Author(s): Katya Bloom, Hongzhou (Philip) Liao, Casey Chong, Danielle Lam, Ronan Spannuth

    Program(s): Food Systems Major

    Year: 2021

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  • Expanding Culturally Relevant Food Choice

    Community Partner: University District Food Bank In partnership with the University District Food Bank, focused on expanding culturally relevant food choice in food banks. Research methods included direct

    Project Type(s): Undergraduate Capstone

    Author(s): Richard Wu, Maryam Ahmadi, Brian Le, Yida Gao, Gyurme Lhazey

    Program(s): Food Systems Major

    Year: 2021

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  • Policy, Systems & Environmental (PSE) Strategies at Food Banks: What’s been successful?

    Community Partner: Solid Ground Partnered with Solid Ground, an anti-poverty and social services organization based out of Seattle, Washington, to research what policy, systems, and environmental (PSE)

    Project Type(s): Undergraduate Capstone

    Author(s): Eva Anderson, Kaley Chen, Curtis Harris, John Jin, Julissa Salas

    Program(s): Food Systems Major

    Year: 2021

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  • Policy, Systems & Environmental (PSE) Strategies at Food Banks: What’s been successful?

    Community Partner: Solid Ground A Collaborative Project with Solid Ground showcased a conglomeration of national strategies through various case studies. Used Solid Ground methods to implement and make

    Project Type(s): Undergraduate Capstone

    Author(s): Varenna Knowles, Leina Seeley, Ian Grant, Mylynn Pak, Chase Raines

    Program(s): Food Systems Major

    Year: 2021

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  • Creative Land Tenure Options for Farmers in King County

    Community Partner: SnoValley Tilth In partnership with SnoValley Tilth, researched and proposed two creative land tenure options for application to King County which would provide farmers in King County an

    Project Type(s): Undergraduate Capstone

    Author(s): Isabella Danilyuk, Mercedes Lam, Ari Lui, Chloe Moore, Adela Wang

    Program(s): Food Systems Major

    Year: 2021

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  • Building a More Resilient & Equitable Food System in Seattle

    Community Partner: City of Seattle Office of Sustainability & Environment Part of the goal of building a more resilient and equitable food system for the City of Seattle, this project identified the

    Project Type(s): Undergraduate Capstone

    Author(s): Tessa Jantz, Pamela Chan, Anna Xu, Jingzhou (Jimmy) Wang, Tammy Nguyen

    Program(s): Food Systems Major

    Year: 2021

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  • Building a More Resilient & Equitable Food System in Seattle

    Community Partner: City of Seattle Office of Sustainability & Environment Partnered with the Seattle Office of Sustainability & Environment to give recommendations on the City’s next Food

    Project Type(s): Undergraduate Capstone

    Author(s): Kwan Yee Vivian Leung, Raisa Bermudez, Nikki Hogan, Ruihan Xu, Kathy Nguyen

    Program(s): Food Systems Major

    Year: 2021

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  • An Exploration of Local vs. Industrial Meat Production

    Community Partners: City of Seattle Farm to Table Program Worked with Farm To Table to create an infographic for educators at partner schools, encouraging the purchase of locally raised foods and identifying

    Project Type(s): Undergraduate Capstone

    Author(s): Charlie Sonmore, Kelsey Summers, Julia Meyer, Kiana Rose Camilon, Connor Pittman

    Program(s): Food Systems Major

    Year: 2021

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  • An Exploration of Local vs. Industrial Meat Production

    Community Partners: City of Seattle Farm to Table Program; Nourishian for Life  By researching local and industrial meat production’s environmental impacts and creating an infographic and fact sheet,

    Project Type(s): Undergraduate Capstone

    Author(s): Alyn Sanchez, Brandon Liebmann, Mia Williams, Rain Jiang, Wenyan Ma

    Program(s): Food Systems Major

    Year: 2021

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  • Building Food Systems Towards Food Sovereignty

    Community Partner: Yes Farm In partnership with Yes Farms, created a community-owned digital map of local food systems across South Seattle, West Seattle, and the Duwamish Waterway. The map consists of local

    Project Type(s): Undergraduate Capstone

    Author(s): Anthony London, Diane Vivio, Sarah Capetillo, Fotima Ibrokhim, Hannah Jordan

    Program(s): Food Systems Major

    Year: 2021

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  • Building Food Systems Towards Food Sovereignty

    Community Partner: Black Farmers Collective; Yes Farm In collaboration with Yes Farm, created a gardening curriculum targeted at middle school and high school-aged BIPOC urban youth. Curriculum includes

    Project Type(s): Undergraduate Capstone

    Author(s): Ally Womack, Chris Dang, Zhane Spates, Katie Schroder, Jane Karumba

    Program(s): Food Systems Major

    Year: 2021

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  • Natural Disaster Subsidy for Farmers in Taiwan

    Assessment of existing Taiwanese Council of Agriculture protocols that support farmer subsidies following natural disasters and research into strategies to improve the quality of that support and overall

    Project Type(s): Undergraduate Capstone

    Author(s): Kai-Yu (Carrie) Hsueh, Yu-Wei (Vernnica) Tseng

    Program(s): Food Systems Major

    Year: 2020

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  • Washington State Farmer Resource Map

    In partnership with Washington Farmland Trust (formerly PCC Farmland Trust) and Farm to Farmer, creation and distribution of a survey to inventory and map available resources needed by farmers and landholders

    Project Type(s): Undergraduate Capstone

    Author(s): Morea Daley, Quinton Hazen, Jill Ann Leszynski, Ashley Rose Valle, Huiyu (Stella) Zhou

    Program(s): Food Systems Major

    Year: 2020

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  • Protecting Native Pollinators

    In partnership with Viva Farms, production of educational outreach materials for farmers and consumers that increase awareness about services provided by native pollinators, research into successful native

    Project Type(s): Undergraduate Capstone

    Author(s): Wendy Chi, Emily Kwong, Esther My Nguyen, Lily Xu, Ellie R York

    Program(s): Food Systems Major

    Year: 2020

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  • Immigrant Senior Meal Site Resource Guide to Local Foods

    In partnership with Tilth Alliance, creation of resources for immigrant seniors to find affordable, locally grown foods in their

    Project Type(s): Undergraduate Capstone

    Author(s): Yuting (Zoey) Han, Billy Lee, Wesley Howard McLain, Siena Isabella Ruelas, Megumi Sara Tamai

    Program(s): Food Systems Major

    Year: 2020

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  • Growing Rooftop Roots Across the Community

    In partnership with the University District Food Bank, creation of a compelling case for developers to incorporate rooftop agriculture to extend access to local

    Project Type(s): Undergraduate Capstone

    Author(s): Elena Fazeli, Eric Lin, Estelle Yeri Park, Julia Y'Nhi Tran, Brendan James Welzien

    Program(s): Food Systems Major

    Year: 2020

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  • Food Web or Food Trap

    In partnership with City of Seattle Farm to Table Program and Nourishian for Life, production of an infographic and a one-pager examining the effect of industrial and local food systems on the environment and

    Project Type(s): Undergraduate Capstone

    Author(s): Jaehyun Kwon, Kimberly Nicole Lum, Mengyu Ma, Som Maya Subba

    Program(s): Food Systems Major

    Year: 2020

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  • Food and Farm Business Support Center – Survey and Analysis of Collaborations and Partnerships from Across the US to Support Food and Farm Entrepreneurship

    In partnership with King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks and Business Impact Northwest, research and analysis of partnerships and collaboration between nonprofits and public agencies from

    Project Type(s): Undergraduate Capstone

    Author(s): Carolyn Christensen, Erykah Holland, Karissa J Marshall, Yiyin (Kathryn) Zhang

    Program(s): Food Systems Major

    Year: 2020

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  • Development of a Grassroots WA State Sustainable Agriculture Resiliency Survey

    In partnership with Washington Young Farmers Coalition, development of a survey of Washington farmers to understand the economic role of smallholder agriculture in Washington and the threats farms are facing

    Project Type(s): Undergraduate Capstone

    Author(s): Molly Lane Evans, Luis Israel Fernandez, Julia Mikulikova, Katherine Thuy Trang Nguyen, Alondra Vaca

    Program(s): Food Systems Major

    Year: 2020

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  • Creating Accessible Food Systems Through Education and Community

    In partnership with Yes Farm, a project of the Black Farmers Collective, production of materials and resources for about healthy food systems in Seattle, using storytelling to share via social media and use as

    Project Type(s): Undergraduate Capstone

    Author(s): Kamariee Alcaraz, Dasom Chung, Rachel C Goodall, Nicole Lazar, Elena Marie Noyola

    Program(s): Food Systems Major

    Year: 2020

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  • Capturing the Benefits of Regional Food Systems to Impact Policy and Practice in Early Learning Food Access Programs

    In partnership with City of Seattle Farm to Table Program and Farmstand Local Foods, production of materials explaining the benefits of locally grown food, with consideration of regional food systems

    Project Type(s): Undergraduate Capstone

    Author(s): Hui-Hsin (Coco) Chuang, Cielo Gatmen, Rachel Lee, Sierra Brianne Marlow, Cindy Zhu

    Program(s): Food Systems Major

    Year: 2020

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