Eman Faris

Director of Advocacy

Degree Info

Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, MPH Sociomedical. University of Maryland, BS, Community Health.


Eman Faris is the Director of Advocacy and comes to the Institute from the Summer Public Health Scholars Program (SPHS) at Columbia University, where she worked to coordinate a 10-week CDC-funded immersive summer experience to prepare undergraduate students for a career in public health. In addition, Eman also served as the Project Director for the Washington Heights & Inwood (WHIN) Food Council, a grassroots volunteer-led food justice initiative based in upper Manhattan, between 2019-2023. In her role, she managed volunteers and oversaw all day-to-day activities to support food security and gardening programs, fundraising, and community engagement.
As the current Director of Advocacy at the Institute, Eman connects with and engages CUNY students in advocacy activities to improve the school's campus food environment and also prepare them for a career related to food justice.