Ariana de Leña

18th Class, 2011-2012 Field Placement: Growing Power (Chicago, IL) While supporting daily farm operations, Ariana performed a needs assessment with school garden educators, community members, and urban agriculture practitioners in Chicago to help boost the long-term sustainability, food production and … Read more

Jean Chung

18th Class, 2011-2012 Field Placement: Hunger Task Force (Milwaukee, WI) Jean completed a landscape evaluation of SNAP access in the state of Wisconsin. After visiting income maintenance agencies and community-based SNAP application assistance sites in 27 sample counties, she assessed … Read more

Kate Callahan

18th Class, 2011-2012 Field Placement: City Harvest (New York, NY) Kate coordinated an assessment to guide the expansion of Healthy Neighborhoods—an initiative that works to improve access to, demand for, and availability of affordable fresh produce in low-income neighborhoods—into a … Read more

Allison Burket

18th Class, 2011-2012 Field Placement: Detroit Food Policy Council (Detroit, MI) Allison supported the Council’s efforts to expand healthy food access for all Detroit residents. She surveyed Council members and community activists, aggregated available research on Detroit’s food system, and … Read more

Josh Blair

18th Class, 2011-2012 Field Placement: Northwest Harvest (Seattle, WA) Josh examined advocacy engagement in Northwest Harvest’s partner programs (food banks, hot meal programs, and Three Squares backpack programs) and the people they serve.  He conducted interviews, researched advocacy initiatives, and … Read more

Tavia Benjamin

18th Class, 2011-2012 Field Placement: Detroit Black Community Food Security Network (Detroit, MI) Tavia contributed to a feasibility study for a healthy foods cooperative retail store in Detroit, where there is limited access to healthy foods. She conducted community surveys and … Read more

Sarah Baggé

18th Class, 2011-2012 Field Placement: Arizona Community Action Association (Phoenix, AZ) Sarah worked to improve access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in Maricopa County’s Latino communities. She assessed the barriers to SNAP participation faced by Latino households, conducted … Read more