Rachel Sumekh is the Founder & CEO of Swipe Out Hunger — the leading nonprofit that addresses hunger amongst college students. Her work has been recognized by The Obama White House, The New York Times, and landed her on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list.
Rachel created Swipe Out Hunger in 2010 with a few friends at UCLA. It has grown onto over 120 university campuses, serving 2 million nourishing meals to students in need. Their innovative approach allows university students to donate unused funds from their meal plans to food insecure peers. She wrote the Hunger Free Campus Act which the state of California passed and has since sent $50+ million to antihunger programs on campuses.
She also serves on the board of her spiritual community, IKAR and is a proud native Angeleno and graduate of UCLA. She credits her upbringing as the child of Iranian Jewish immigrants for her intersectional perspective.