Just wrapped up the White House tour

The kids behind me in the picture asked the best questions on the tour, bar none.

It was great to meet the other #WHSocial invitees in person. We learned this morning from Macon Phillips, Director of Digital Strategy for The White House, that 100 invitees were selected from some 2,000 applicants. Collectively we represent 20 states. After 7+ hours of flights and trains, I might take the cake for the longest travel. I'm not sure I'm proud of that.

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Rajiv Narayan

I'm currently a contributing curator at Upworthy and a grad student at the University of Oxford, where I study Medical Anthropology. In the last year I was an Associate at the healthcare information firm Close Concerns, where I covered research, drug, and policy developments in obesity and public health. Before that I was a Research Assistant at Social Policy Research Associates. And not too long before that I was finishing my undergraduate studies at the University of California, Davis, where I was very privileged to be a Regents Scholar and graduate Phi Beta Kappa with highest honors in a self-designed major. In college I was a 2010 Young People For fellow and the Senior Fellow for Health Policy at the Roosevelt Institute Campus Network. At various points over the last 4 years I've worked on an urban farm in Milwaukee, interned at the California State Assembly, and taught classes on the Social Theory of Eating Disorders at UC Davis. On the academic side, I researched obesity legislation in Argentina, food stamps in California, the racial dynamics of obesity policy in Southern States, and fat acceptance activism in California.

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