The Hunger Center is pleased to announce the policy placements for the 28th Class of Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows. From March to July, 2022, each fellow will be placed with one of 17 different host organizations, working on projects related to food insecurity, agriculture, racial equity, affordable housing and homelessness, economic opportunity, education, and advocacy.
"The Emerson Fellowship trains leaders to recognize and bridge the gaps between federal policies and the communities that are served by them," said Tony Jackson, Director of the Emerson Fellowship. "We've seen clearly over the past two years how public policy is absolutely crucial to reducing hunger in the U.S. These fellows will bring their experiences from around the country, as well as their personal experiences, to Washington, to inform their study of policy work and the role of Congress and the federal government in building a hunger-free world."
Organizations apply to host a fellow through a competitive process, and fellows are matched to their policy placements taking into account the fellows' interests, experiences, and career goals, as well as the host organizations' needs and other factors. Since 1994, Emerson Fellows have worked with over 100 policy-focused host organizations.
The 28th Class of Emerson Fellows began their fellowships in August, 2021, working with community-based organizations across the country.
|Alliance to End Hunger||Sofia Charlot|
|American Public Human Services Association (APHSA)||Michelle Fausto|
|Bread for the World Institute||Julie Noreene Bautista|
|Brookings Metro||Morgan McKinney|
|Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)||Tenzin Dhakong
|Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP)||Paige Clay|
|Feeding America||Fleurian Filkins|
|Food Research & Action Center (FRAC)||Nathan Garcia|
|Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice||Alexandrea Wilson|
|Intertribal Agriculture Council||Elaine Zhang|
|Kairos Center for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice||Jalen Banks|
|National Conference of State Legislatures||Robbie Economou|
|National Homelessness Law Center||Nitan Shanas|
|National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition||Artis Trice|
|U.S. Department of Agriculture||Tazkia Shah|
Alliance to End Hunger
American Public Human Services Association
Bread for the World Institute
Center for Law and Social Policy
Meet CLASP | Meet Tenzin | Meet Amira
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Food Research & Action Center (FRAC)
Meet FRAC | Meet Nathan