Gabrielle Wimer

Co-Founder, MealFlour

United States

Gabrielle Wimer graduated from the University of Chicago in 2016 with a BA in the History, Philosophy, and Social Study of Science and Medicine and a minor in human rights. While at the University of Chicago she worked as a research assistant in the department of general internal medicine and an intern at the WE-ACTx for Hope HIV clinic in Kigali, Rwanda. She also worked as a research assistant for Dr. Aisha Sethi on a project looking at the provision of healthcare to refugees in Jordan and Italy. While a student, Gabrielle co-founded Chicago Health Solutions, a student group which organizes community health case competitions for students at the University of Chicago.

After graduating, Gabrielle moved to Guatemala to work full-time on MealFlour, the social enterprise she co-founded. At MealFlour, Gabrielle designs the group's fundraising strategy and helps run training programs and conduct home visits.

Solution: It takes just one square foot and a colony of 1,000 meal worms to make enough mealworm flour for a family of four. Adding this protein rich powder to meals can vastly improve nutrition for those in residing in urban food deserts. MealFlour makes it possible.



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