Ava Katz is a freshman at Columbia High School in Maplewood, NJ. Living in a diverse town, both racially and socioeconomically, she is aware of the importance of building bridges and being an ally to the Black community. She works for social justice through her efforts at the Bobrow Food Pantry in South Orange. This experience has increased her awareness of how people of color experience food insecurity at a disproportionately high rate. She wants to be able to not only help people, but promote awareness of the inequality that BIPOC face daily.