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Apr 29, 2021

Ashley is a Senior Policy Associate at the Center For Science in Public Interest (CSPI), a non-profit consumer advocacy group that advocates for safer and healthier foods. 

In this episode, you'll hear about Ashley’s work at CSPI and how support from the fellowship program helped her examine the difference in food retail quality between high and low-income communities in the South.

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