Rachel Sumekh from Swipe Out Hunger

Rachel Sumekh

CEO at Swipe Out Hunger

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Last updated September 3, 2020

One Sentence About Me  

I'm building a world where access to food doesn't stand in the way of a diploma.

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Who I Am  

A Little About Me

I love working with my team and executing on our vision. A few friends and I started Swipe Out Hunger at UCLA 10 years ago. The org allows students to donate the extra meal swipes to their peers. Since, we've scaled to 100+ colleges and passed $20 million in anti-hunger legislation. I have a love/hate relationship with running and I'm a proud UCLA grad. I credit my immigrant parents for my intersectional perspective.

Interesting Factoid

I lived in a 16 person co-op after college.


Persian (native fluent)

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27 and counting!

What I Do  

Professional Organizations

Co-Founder & CEO

Professional Expertise

Community Organizing
strategic planning
Cooking Persian Food

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What Inspires Me  




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Los Angeles Lakers
Chicago Cubs

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Inglorious Bastards



B.A., Human Complex Systems & History