Yaeli Foint is a student in the Business Administration – Organizations and Social Change PhD program. She has degrees in criminal justice, psychology, and sociology from the University of Hartford, CT. Yaeli’s interests lie in researching systems of inequality, social enterprise and entrepreneurship, and the interplay between human and environmental ecosystems. She has worked with a team using the human-centered design approach to assess the needs of families experiencing food insecurity in a local urban food desert. Yaeli has conducted some interdisciplinary research; her most significant work, entitled “The Rhetoric of Organizational Texts: Police Reports and the Social Construction of Reality,” explored how the language used when writing police reports of assault create a social reality. Yaeli is passionate about studying and improving the inequality surrounding life-sustaining resources.