Felipe Henao is the executive director of student life, health, and wellness at Mercy College. He has recently secured an AmeriCorp Vista grant to implement campus-wide food pantries to address food insecurity in the college community.

As an enrolled student in the EdD in Leadership and Innovation program, he is pursuing research that looks at food and nutrition instability among low-income college students. Henao plans to bring the results of that research back to his home campus to improve student well-being.

“At NYU, I’ve found a safe space to express my ideas with other leaders outside of my industry,” Henao says. “The emphasis on cross-sector leadership was highly appealing to me. This idea meets my preferred approach to solving issues at my own workplace.”

Learn more about Felipe’s latest role as a graduate student in this NYU Steinhardt News interview.