Alicia Zhong is an intern with the Healthy Neighborhood Market Network program of the Los Angeles Food Policy Council. In addition to working with LAFPC, she teaches bilingual classes on cancer screening and prevention as a Community Health Worker with the California Health Collaborative. She also works as an Accounting Assistant at the Jonathan Club.

Alicia will complete a Master of Public Health degree at the University of Southern California in December 2019. Her area of focus is community health promotion, with a special interest in how food environments and policy impact community health. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a minor in Computer Programming from the University of Southern California. As part of her academic programs, she has developed project proposals related to nutrition education, chronic illness, mental health, and homelessness. She has also worked on building a mobile app to make healthy food purchasing recommendations based on users’ individualized health needs. Drawing on her diverse academic background, Alicia seeks to improve public health with innovative programs that combine social impact, business, and technology.