Chon Gotti

B. Michelle Harris is a native Washingtonian and an associate professor of nutrition at the University of the District of Columbia, near where I sell my newspapers. She has taught at UDC for more than 10 years and strives to instill a value for volunteerism in her students. She tells them that advocacy is a verb and pushes them to get involved. Over the years, her students have volunteered at D.C. Central Kitchen, So Others Might Eat, Salvation Army, D.C. Hunger Solutions and several agencies affiliated with the D.C. Department on Aging. “Thank you, Street Sense Media, for all you do for our community,” Harris said.