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Summer J. Cortez

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CalFresh Healthy Living Evaluation Unit Manager, NPI
Nutrition Policy Institute (NPI)
1111 Franklin Street
11th Floor
Oakland, CA 94607 Create VCard


Summer Cortez serves as the Manager of NPI's CalFresh Healthy Living Evaluation Unit. With a master's degree in community development from UC Davis, Summer has focused her research on strategies to enhance regional food system equity and resilience. Her previous professional background is in nonprofit program management, where for seven years she led community education projects in land stewardship and food literacy.


M.S. Community Development, UC Davis. 2021
B.S. Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems, UC Davis. 2019

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