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Christine Tran

Christine Tran

Christine Tran is a first generation high school graduate from South El Monte, CA. Currently, she is a doctoral student at the University of Washington studying Educational Leadership, Policy & Organizations. Her prior experiences include teaching middle and high school as well as engaging in policy and program analysis work across the United States in Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Chicago, New York, and Washington, D.C. Christine obtained her bachelor's degrees in Asian American Studies and English, as well as a Master of Education from the UCLA. She also holds a Master of Arts in Sociology from Columbia University in the City of New York.

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Syed and Qaiser with their children Qamar and Faozia in front of a home in Los Angeles. | Shades of L.A. Collection / LAPL
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Asian Americans

Multifaceted: The Cultural Diversity of Asian America

Asian Americans have been historically misrepresented as a monolithic group, but within this broad category lies a wealth of divergence in perspectives, history and culture.
Prepared breakfast and lunch meals waiting to be picked-up by buses for home deliveries in Swain County, North Carolina | Courtesy of Christine Tran
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The Challenges of Feeding Hungry School Kids in a Time of Crisis

From pandemics to natural disasters, a crisis only amplifies the challenges school food programs face regularly.
#GoodFoodLACounty Summer Lunch Program | Linus Shentu
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LA Foodways

Re-connecting With Our Food: The Power of Good Food Policymaking

Food Policy Councils help connect the dots between the fields and our forks. They are convening diverse people across the food chain to discuss good food practices and policies that result in healthier populations.
Making vegetarian bánh chưng with peanuts | Sri Panchalam
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The Migrant Kitchen

Keeping A Tasty Lunar New Year Tradition Alive with The Bánh Chưng Collective

With the annual convening of the Bánh Chưng Collective, Chef Diep Tran keeps a beloved Lunar New Year culinary tradition alive to multigenerational participants.
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Iconic Neighborhood Restaurants: West Adams and Jefferson Park

West Adams and Jefferson Park are experiencing a familiar tug-of-war between established and new residents. Local restaurants, however, have become a vital link between the community's diverse and distinctive past and its hopes for the future.
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Iconic Neighborhood Restaurants: University Park, Exposition Park, and Adams-Normandie

From the paleta cart to a burger counter, many food spots in University Park, Exposition Park, and Adams-Normandie offer unpretentious fare to families gathering for after-church meals, couples on their first dates, and college friends looking for grub.
Garcia's Fruits
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Iconic Neighborhood Restaurants: South El Monte and El Monte

The diversity of food found in South El Monte and El Monte is the product of over three decades of Asian and Latino working class folks co-creating a community together.
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Eating Locally for All: Getting Farmers Markets CalFresh EBT Ready

On May 13th, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted (13-0) for an ordinance requiring all farmers markets to accept CalFresh Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards.
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Departures

Beyond the Cut: Hidden Harvest Rescues Food, Feeds Families

Hidden Harvest has rescued over 16 million pounds of produce from Coachella Valley fields and packing houses, averaging over 1 million pounds a year since 2001. Recovering crop waste can be a key to solving hunger in the heart of California's abundant ...
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Departures

Seeds of Change: The Value of School Gardens in Education and Community Health

Gardening at school and at home can help foster healthy lifestyles and encourage healthy eating with more nutritious foods -- something that communities like South El Monte and El Monte urgently need.
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