Rachel Sumekh is the Founder & CEO of Swipe Out Hunger. The organization is the leading nonprofit in addressing hunger among college students. Her work has been recognized by the Obama White House and landed her on the 2017 Forbes' 30 Under 30 list of Social Entrepreneurs.
Rachel began Swipe with a few friends at UCLA in 2010 and it has since grown onto over 120 universities, serving 2 million nourishing meals. Their innovative approach allows university students to donate unused funds from their meal plans to food insecure peers. Rachel wrote the Hunger-Free Campus bill which passed in multiple states, sending $20 million to fight hunger. Rachel lives in Los Angeles where she serves on the board of her synagogue, IKAR. She received her B.A. from UCLA and credits her upbringing as the child of Iranian Jewish immigrants for her intersectional perspective.