Elizabeth Oquendo

14th Class, 2007-2008 Field Placement: Logan Square Neighborhood Association (Chicago, IL) Elizabeth worked with the Logan Square Neighborhood Association to create a wellness council at a local elementary school bringing together parents, community members, and school staff to talk about student … Read more

JoEllen Pederson

14th Class, 2007-2008 Field Placement: Connecticut Food Bank (New Haven, CT) JoEllen assessed the best methods for closing the gap between Food Bank resources and the need for emergency food in Connecticut.  Using research and GIS technology, JoEllen mapped the … Read more

Will Perreault

14th Class, 2007-2008 Field Placement: Drake University Law School Agricultural Law Center (Des Moines, IA) In collaboration with Iowa’s Department of Education, Will researched the Summer Food Service Program, promoted best practices, helped reduce the gap between eligible and enrolled … Read more

Isha Plynton

Isha graduated from Tufts University in 2007 with a degree in American studies, a concentration in law and politics, and high honors for her thesis.  At Tufts, Isha started a college mentoring program for economically underprivileged students and served as a leader in the largest student run community service organization.  … Read more

Bianca Pullen

Raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Bianca is a 2005 graduate of the University of Chicago with a degree in human development and a focus on the social and cultural aspects of medicine.  Bianca was a McNair Scholar and presented a paper on how social support systems affect the pregnancy outcomes … Read more

David Tian

14th Class, 2007-2008 Field Placement: Food & Friends (Washington, DC) Food & Friends is an organization that provides nutritional counseling, prepared meals, and groceries to individuals living with life-challenging illnesses such as HIV/AIDS and cancer.  David conducted Food & Friends’ … Read more

Rachel Winch

14th Class, 2007-2008 Field Placement: Public Health Institute, California Department of Health Services (Oakland, CA) Rachel worked with the Network for a Healthy California to build the prescreening and outreach capacity of the Statewide Food Stamp Information Line.  She developed … Read more

Alexander Villaverde

14th Class, 2007-2008 Field Placement: Center for Economic Progress (Chicago, IL)   Alexander provided financial education services to Latino community groups, assisted with the Center’s marketing projects and benefits screening services, and supported Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN) outreach activities.  … Read more

Corey Yarbrough

A native of Norfolk, Virginia, Corey graduated from James Madison University in 2007 with a degree in justice studies and a concentration in global justice and policy.  A two-time qualifier for the National Debate Tournament, he served as co-captain of the JMU debate team, helped incorporate race and gender issues … Read more

Katherine Moos

Katherine graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 2006 where she studied political science and Spanish.  She also studied demography and economics at the University of Havana and researched her thesis on reproductive healthcare in Cuba.  After graduating, Katherine worked as a research assistant at Boston Medical Center on the Children’s … Read more

David Kane

14th Class, 2007-2008 Field Placement: Boston Medical Center, Medical Legal Partnership for Children (Boston, MA) Collaborating with lawyers and pediatricians, David worked to address hunger and nutrition from a children’s health perspective.  He assisted patient families with food stamp applications … Read more

Brad Johnson

Brad is a 2007 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he earned a degree in politics and public policy analysis and a minor in social and economic justice.  He studied abroad in South Korea and was named a Public Policy and International Affairs Fellow in … Read more