Daniel Valverde

19th Class, 2012-2013 Field Placement: Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (Pittsburgh, PA) Daniel worked with the Southwestern Pennsylvania Food Security Partnership (SPFSP) to improve access to SNAP in Allegheny County. He recruited health and social service agencies to modify their … Read more

Marie-Therese Senecal

19th Class, 2012-2013 Field Placement: Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force (Boise, ID) Marie-Therese updated and finalized the Cultivate Idaho online toolkit making it accessible online for use by communities across Idaho, including those in very rural and geographically disparate areas. … Read more

Irene Romulo

19th Class, 2012-2013 Field Placement: Causa Justa Just Cause (Oakland, CA) In Oakland, Irene helped recruit community members to be active in Causa Justa’s immigrant rights campaign. She conducted Know your Rights trainings in Latino communities and connected them to … Read more

Amarillys Rodriguez

19th Class, 2012-2013 Field Placement: Mississippi Economic Policy Center (Jackson, MS) Amarillys wrote a report on the barriers TANF clients face while pursuing educational goals and job training, laying the groundwork for her placement’s first advocacy efforts on the TANF … Read more

Kimmi Ramnine

19th Class, 2012-2013 Field Placement: Growing Power (Chicago, IL) Kimmi supported community food system development and urban agriculture projects and examined the benefits of and barriers to state Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Certification for small farms. She developed food safety … Read more

Rachel Nagin

19th Class, 2012-2013 Field Placement: Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona (Tucson, AZ) Rachel supported production at four school gardens and facilitated the development of school garden teams comprised of teachers and staff. She devised materials and systems for students … Read more

Zachary Murray

Hailing from Baltimore, MD, Zach is a graduate of Cornell University with degrees in city and regional planning and Africana studies. Zach helped conduct a Community Food Assessment to measure food insecurity in Tompkins County, NY with the Cornell Cooperative Extension. His work developed greater local knowledge of the local … Read more

Jeremiah Lowery

19th Class, 2012-2013 Field Placement: Midtown Partners, Inc. (Jackson, MS) Jeremiah supported Midtown Partners, Inc.’s Home Rehabilitation Program, which distributes resources to low-income and special-needs homeowners for home repairs. He conducted outreach, coordinated the application list, assisted clients with the … Read more

Sophia Kortchmar

19th Class, 2012-2013 Field Placement: Bread for the City (Washington, DC) Sophia worked with Bread for the City’s Advocacy and Community Engagement department to support various client engagement projects within the organization. These included food justice organizing efforts, and the … Read more

Dominique Hazzard

19th Class, 2012-2013 Field Placement: La Casa Norte (Chicago, IL) Dominique conducted research to inform the development of a nutrition center and Federally Qualified Health Center to serve residents of northwest Chicago experiencing food insecurity. She evaluated the first stage … Read more

Laura Harker

19th Class, 2012-2013 Field Placement: Children’s Health Watch (Boston, MA) Laura assisted the Children’s HealthWatch team with research and advocacy efforts. She conducted interviews with immigrant advocacy and service organizations to write a report on very low food security among … Read more

Gemma Donofrio

19th Class, 2012-2013 Field Placement: Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force (Boise, ID) Incorporating feedback from advocates and community members, Gemma updated a resource guide to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in Idaho that is now publicly available online. She … Read more