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Emily Parris

Director of Outreach & Onboarding

William Peace University '27

Studying psychology with the goal of pursuing a master's in social work

Allergies: peanuts, tree nuts

Hometown: Raleigh, NC

When not working, Emily can be found in her community: either at the local library (she reads more than 100 books per year on average), hiking around Falls Lake with her boxer, or volunteering at local triangle area pantries.

I was born allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, milk, and eggs. In early high school I was diagnosed with an intestinal disorder that further limits my diet. These experiences have made me passionate about raising awareness surrounding food allergies and have given me a unique perspective on the role food plays in our culture.

I joined SSF in February of 2022 because it combined my love for data analysis, advocacy, and helping people. Previously I wrote blog posts for the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) Teen Advisory Group and led the North Carolina chapter of the Food Allergy and Food Inequality Initiative. In my current role I research, onboard, and coordinate with new and existing pantries.

Emily Parris
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