The Hunger Center is pleased to announce the policy placements for the 29th Class of Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows. From February to July, 2023, each fellow will be placed with one of 14 different host organizations, working on projects related to food insecurity, agriculture, racial equity, affordable housing and homelessness, economic opportunity, education, and advocacy.
"As we saw in last weeks' State of U.S. Hunger briefing, these fellows have been providing critical support to community-based organizations across the U.S. in their work to end hunger and poverty," said Tony Jackson, Director of the Emerson Fellowship. "For the next step in their fellowship journey, they'll bring these experiences from around the country to organizations working at the federal level. Their unique perspectives are invaluable in creating sound, equitable policy that will end hunger in the U.S. in our lifetime."
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 29th Class of Emerson Fellows began their fellowships in August, 2022, working with community-based organizations across the country.
|Alliance to End Hunger||Aliyah Fard|
|American Public Human Services Association (APHSA)||Molly Pifko|
|Bread for the World Institute||Allison Bunyan|
|Brookings Metro||Angela Zhang|
|Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)||Akeisha Latch
|Feeding America||Isabelle Dresser
|Food Research & Action Center (FRAC)||Lauren Drumgold
|Kairos Center for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice||Maryam Taysir|
|National Conference of State Legislatures||Hayleigh Rockenback|
|National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition||Jazmyne Brooks|
|U.S. Department of Agriculture||Nick Battles
|U.S. Department of Health and Human Services||Maia Rodriguez-Choi|
Alliance to End Hunger
American Public Human Services Association
Bread for the World Institute
Center for Law and Social Policy
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Food Research & Action Center (FRAC)
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