Kaleigh made her way to MSC after working with various nonprofits centered around community empowerment, health justice, and food access. First inspired by grassroots movements while interning at a worker-owned cooperative health center in Brooklyn, NY, she is eager to deepen her learning around transformative movements and is constantly inspired by the energy and warmth of the MSC network. Originally from the suburbs near Baltimore, MD, Kaleigh moved west to Northern California, where she worked at a Federally Qualified Health Center through Community HealthCorps. There, she performed HIV test counseling and outreach, volunteered at a syringe exchange site, and launched a food access project at a small, rural clinic. Before joining MSC as their Office Assistant, she helped coordinate community garden sites through the New Roots Program at the International Rescue Committee-Oakland and performed research for a grassroots food bank in Sonoma County, California. In addition to her position at MSC, Kaleigh continues her work in food sovereignty at a community-based nonprofit and farm in Petaluma, California, as their Education and Engagement Coordinator. Kaleigh holds a B.A. in neuroscience from Middlebury College, where she studied sociology and human resilience after trauma. In her free time, she enjoys constantly learning from her Bay Area community, running, and writing.