Caitlin Balagula is a Psychology major as well as a Political Science, English, and Film minor at Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College. Soon after graduation, she will serve as a Congressional Intern for the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C.
Midway through college, Caitlin learned that she is most passionate about cultivating healthy, just, sustainable, and humane food and agriculture policy. She began her journey in the field as a Policy Fellow for Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. She then moved on to be a Policy Fellow for Slow Food USA. Most recently, she was a Legislative Intern for New York State Senator Alessandra Biaggi. Prior to her policy journey, she spent nearly two years at Talkspace, a mental telehealth company. She also served as a Student Researcher at New York University Rusk Rehabilitation’s Motor Recovery Research Lab and at Weill Cornell Medicine’s Program for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Studies.