Maria Brinkmann is a second year law student and Graduate Fellow at CUNY School of Law. While working for Edible Schoolyard NYC, a food justice nonprofit organization working within the New York City public school system, Maria witnessed the need for systemic change in the food system. She is pursuing her law degree to advocate for just and sustainable food policy, particularly concerning the issues of access and affordability. Currently, Maria has an internship with Earthjustice, and looks forward to spending her summer working at Natural Resources Defense Council on these issues.