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

14th Class, 2007-2008 Field Placement: Drake University Law School Agricultural Law Center (Des Moines, IA) Isha developed a nutrition screening tool for legal clinics to use in identifying and addressing the food security and nutritional needs of children in the … Read more

Bianca Pullen

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

14th Class, 2007-2008 Field Placement:  California Association of Food Banks (Oakland, CA) Katherine conducted food stamp outreach projects aimed at California’s diverse Latino population.  She collaborated with bilingual and bicultural food stamp outreach providers to support best practices and to … 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

14th Class, 2007-2008 Field Placement: Solid Ground (Seattle, WA) Brad conducted a household food security assessment of low-income seniors and persons with disabilities living in subsidized housing.  Through surveys, focus groups, and interviews, Brad documented the degree to which residents … Read more