Ayat Soufan graduated from Rocky Mount Academy in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. As Student Body President, Sophomore and Junior Class President, her service activities included helping to organize and run numerous blood drives. Soufan was also a lead counselor for three years at her school’s summer camp. She is pursuing a major in Psychology. In her first year as a Bonner Leader, Soufan worked with the Food Justice project at the Marian Cheek Jackson Center in Chapel Hill’s Northside community; assisting with the Bread Ministry to address issues of food scarcity and study the importance of food in the traditionally African-American community. This year, as a volunteer coordinator at the Center, Soufan hopes to recruit at least 20 volunteers to assist with hunger relief efforts. She also plans to create a volunteer manual with orientation information about the Jackson Center’s Food Justice program, including maps and contact information.
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