For Students

Student Groups

There are many student-led groups on campus working on food issues — from food security and food innovation to gardening and reducing food waste. See below for a list of student groups across campus, and find the one that’s right for you!

For more information or feedback on undergraduate programs and events, please contact Isabel Martin, the UC Global Food Initiative Food Systems Careers Fellow, at

Funding for student-run events

BFI has a small annual budget for supporting the activities of UC Berkeley food and agriculture-related student groups. If you are interested in receiving financial support from BFI, please visit our Funding for Student-run Events page.

Food Institute Graduate Council

The Food Institute Graduate Council (FIGC) at Berkeley is a cross-disciplinary hub for Berkeley masters and doctoral students interested in food systems issues. FIGC helps inform BFI’s work by giving vital guidance on UC Berkeley’s student-related food systems programs. FIGC also organizes an annual Food Systems Conference, cosponsored by BFI.

The current FIGC chair is Nicholas (Nick) Newman.

To get involved with FIGC, email