Announcing the 8th Class of Leland Fellows!


We are thrilled to announce the 8th Class of Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows who will serve from September 2015 – August 2017! These 12 candidates were selected from 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 work on food security issues ranging from agricultural value-chain development to maternal and child nutrition to capacity building for higher education in agriculture. Their work will require skills in programming, monitoring and evaluation, research, and advocacy. The list of the 8th Class of Leland Fellows and their field and policy placements is below. Thank you to everyone who played a part in a successful selections process. And welcome, members of the 8th Class!

8th Class of Leland Fellows (2015-2017)

Michael Wilcox


Tamale, Ghana and Washington, DC

Meghan Anson

Concern Worldwide

Lilongwe, Malawi and Dublin, Ireland

Harley Stokes

Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Baucau, Timor-Leste and Baltimore, MD

Julia Shuck

Foundation for Ecological Security (FES) & IFPRI

Anand, India and Washington, DC

Carlo Abuyuan

FHI 360

Mkushi, Zambia and Washington, DC

Miti Patel

Helen Keller International (HKI)

Kathmandu, Nepal and Phnom Pehn, Cambodia

Michelle DeFreese

iAGRI & Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU)

Morogoro, Tanzania and Washington, DC

Jennie Lane

Land O’Lakes IDD

Lilongwe, Malawi and Washington, DC

Zoe VanGelder

Oxfam America

Port-au-Prince, Haiti and Washington, DC

Caitlin Shaw


Zomba, Malawi and Washington, DC

Amihan Jones

Save the Children

Kathmandu, Nepal and Washington, DC

Hanneke Van Dyke

World Food Program

Siem Reap, Cambodia and Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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