Announcing the 7th Class of Leland Fellows


We are excited to announce the 7th Class of Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows who will serve from September 2013 – August 2015! These 12 candidates were selected from more than 430 applications. It was an exceptionally competitive pool of candidates, and we are proud of the diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and skills represented in the incoming class. The fellows will be working on food security issues ranging from agricultural value-chain development to maternal and child nutrition to multiple-use water services. Their work will require skills in programming, monitoring and evaluation, capacity building, research, and advocacy. Please see below for the list of the 7th Class of Leland Fellows and where each fellow will serve his/her field and policy placements. We are also happy to call six new host organizations partners. Thank you to everyone who played a part in a successful selections process! And welcome, members of the 7th Class!

Samantha Alvis

APLU/iAGRI; Morogoro, Tanzania and Washington, DC

Zachary Andersson

FHI360; Lilongwe, Malawi and Washington, DC

Claire Clugston

ACDI/VOCA; Asuncion, Paraguay and Washington, DC

Mercy Erhiawarien

ONE; Johannesburg, South Africa and Washington, DC

Elizabeth Kiewisch

World Cocoa Foundation; Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire and Washington, DC

Hunter Michelsen

Concern Worldwide; Lusaka, Zambia and Dublin, Ireland

Megann Mielke

Winrock International; Kigali, Rwanda and Washington, DC

Mowdou Naky

CRS; Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Baltimore, MD

Stella Nordhagen

Helen Keller International; Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso and Dakar, Senegal

Shannon Patty

FEWS NET; Nairobi, Kenya and Washington, DC

Mathias Pollock

Mercy Corps; Coban, Guatemala and Washington, DC

Dessa Somerside Shuckerow

World Food Program; Phnom Penh, Cambodia


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