Alum Profile: David Blount

David BlountEmerson, Field

Readers of this blog will be familiar with our profiles of current Emerson and Leland Hunger Fellows and their work for food and nutrition security across the country and around the globe. But once their fellowship is concluded, what kind … Read more

Field Site Spotlight: Sarah King

Sarah KingField, Leland

South Sudan, the world’s newest nation, has been ravaged by ongoing civil conflict, drought, and crop failures since its independence from Sudan in 2011. An influx of humanitarian assistance was rushed to the country following a declaration of famine in … Read more

Field Site Spotlight: Tina Pruna

Tina PrunaField, Leland

Two-thirds of the population of Guatemala, or nearly 11 million people, live on less than $2.00 US per day, and the nation experiences the highest rate of childhood stunting in Latin America. Facing such a marked lack of economic opportunity, … Read more

Field Site Spotlight: Tanner Roark

Tanner RoarkField, Leland

Malawi is a landlocked nation in southeastern Africa and home to an estimated 17 million people. Environmental disasters, including floods, droughts, and the recent infestation of Fall Armyworm, are ruinous to smallholder farmers, who make up four-fifths of the country’s … Read more