Splash Biography



RYAN MOON, Inspired Teacher and Learner!




Major: UCLA

College/Employer: Not available.

Year of Graduation: 2023

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I've taught this class multiple times, both in person and via zoom. Each time I iterate and modify the class to improve and update it! I loved teaching and learning from the students, and I would love to share it with another group of students!

I'm currently a second year at UCLA studying Human Biology and Society. My career plan is to become a pediatric oncologist with a research focus on racial and socioeconomic inequities in treatments and outcomes. I want to do this because children impacted by cancer do not deserve to die at such young ages due to the disparities in resources and healthcare access, factors outside of their control!



Past Classes

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X627: Food Through a Societal Lens in Rainstorm Spring 2021 (May. 15 - 16, 2021)
How access good foods, and who is impacted disproportionately by fast-food and big food corporations are intertwined with government policies. Among many injustices committed against black and brown people by the government, arguably, the most impactful today are redlining neighborhoods and restricting loans from people of color. As I will demonstrate in the class, these housing policies -- most of them made in the 1930s & 40s -- dictate racial wealth inequality and segregation in neighborhoods which have a multitude of implications on schooling, food deserts, policing, and more. We will then take this conversation to current events. How is inequality reflected in access to food in this pandemic?


H499: Food Through a Societal Lens in Rainstorm Fall 2020 (Dec. 05 - 06, 2020)
Class description: What's the connection between what you eat on a daily basis and your health? Is there a relationship between what we eat and where we fall in America economically, racially, and socially? In this class, we will piece through these questions based on studies, research, and most importantly, based on your experiences.


H116: Food Through a Societal Lens in Rainstorm Spring 2020 (May. 30 - 31, 2020)
What you eat is important. Many studies have associated added sugars, red meat, and processed carbohydrates with cancer, diabetes, and obesity to name a few. It’s one thing to know what to eat and what to avoid. It’s another in practice. How to access good foods, and who is impacted disproportionately by fast-food and big food corporations are intertwined with dirty and hidden government policies. Among many injustices committed against black and brown people by the government, arguably, the most impactful today is redlining and restricting loans and neighborhoods from people of color. As I will demonstrate in the class, these housing policies -- most of them made in the 1930s & 40s -- dictate racial wealth inequality and segregation in neighborhoods which have a multitude of implications on schooling, food deserts, policing, and more. We will then take this conversation to current events. How is inequality reflected in access to food in this pandemic?