Em Phipps is a South Jersey native and Rutgers University student going into their second year of study in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. They are pursuing a degree in Environmental Policy, Institutions, and Behaviors with a minor in Agriculture and Food Systems. At Rutgers, they participated in the Rainbow Perspectives living/learning community and in the Rutgers University Voorhees Choir. They are running because they are passionate about environmental justice and food security in New Brunswick along with making sure that the voices of students are heard. They believe in the power of people and their ability to make a positive change in their community.