Girmay Zahilay

Girmay is a 2009 graduate of Stanford University, where he earned a degree in biological sciences. On campus, he served as the president of the Black Student Union, the president of his Sophomore Class, a member of the Spoken Word Collective, a mentor in the East Palo Alto Boys & … Read more

Sarah Shubitowski

16th Class, 2009-2010 Field Placement: Manna Inc. (Nashville, TN) Sarah worked to build partnerships with organizations serving immigrant and refugee communities to increase participation in the Food Stamp program. She conducted outreach at community events and through live radio shows … Read more

Tim Shadix

16th Class, 2009-2010 Field Placement: California Association of Food Banks (Oakland, CA) Tim researched SNAP/food stamps outreach, application assistance, and online application programs in California to document diverse and innovative strategies for increasing SNAP enrollment through the expansion of “out-of-office” … Read more

Etan Newman

16th Class, 2009-2010 Field Placement: Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties (San Jose, CA) Etan worked to identify barriers that prevent eligible residents of Santa Clara and San Mateo counties from accessing the Food Stamp … Read more

Patrice Mobley

16th Class, 2009-2010 Field Placement: New Orleans Food and Farm Network (New Orleans, LA) Patrice compiled curriculum materials for an urban agricultural entrepreneurship training pilot program. She also conducted interviews with community members and local experts on the extensive history of … Read more

Megan Mills-Novoa

16th Class, 2009-2010 Field Placement: New Mexico Community Foundation (Albuquerque, NM) Megan worked with middle school students to organize around issues of nutrition, wellness and hunger within their schools. She facilitated a youth photo project that explores how food informs … Read more

Meisha McDaniel

16th Class, 2009-2010 Field Placement: DC Hunger Solutions (Washington, DC) Meisha conducted an analysis of senior hunger in the District of Columbia by assessing the capacity of federal nutrition programs to reach elderly populations at risk of hunger. Based on … Read more

Sarah Lyons

16th Class, 2009-2010 Field Placement: New York City Department of Health (New York City, NY) Sarah worked with the Healthy Bodegas Initiative to reduce disparities in healthy food access.  She created a toolkit for the Adopt-a-Bodega program, which connects community organizations and … Read more

Donna Leuchten

Originally from Poughkeepsie, New York, Donna graduated from Saint Joseph’s University in 2009 with a degree in sociology and a minor in faith-justice studies.  She served as a Service Scholar and Poverty Awareness Week committee member, tutored GED classes, and was active in Back on My Feet, a running club … Read more

Daniel Lau

Daniel is from San Diego and graduated in 2007 from the University of California San Diego with a degree in human biology and a minor in music. He earned a Masters in Public Health from Boston University in 2009. He has served as a facilitator and peer educator at the … Read more

Gina Kim

16th Class, 2009-2010 Field Placement: The Food Project (Boston, MA) Gina conducted a comprehensive program evaluation of a city government-led initiative promoting SNAP benefit redemption at farmers markets, and identified strategies to improve access to healthy food in low- and … Read more

Amy Johnson

A northern California native, Amy graduated from Willamette University in 2008 with a degree in sociology and a minor in Spanish. She has researched the distribution of emergency food in the Willamette Valley and coordinated social justice projects at the Office of Community Service Learning.  She also studied abroad in … Read more