Rosana Carranza

20th Class, 2013-2014 Field Placement: La Casa Norte (Chicago, IL) Rosana conducted research on community gardening and urban agriculture models in Chicago. Her research on potential food security initiatives is being utilized by  La Casa Norte as the organization plans to … Read more

Sydney Fang

Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Sydney graduated in 2012 from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in public health and a minor in public policy. Sydney was an active leader in multicultural coalitions on campus where she focused on improving recruitment and retention efforts for underrepresented … Read more


Brock Grosso

20th Class, 2013-2014 Field Placement: Mississippi Center for Justice (Jackson, MS) Brock engaged a diverse range of stakeholders to explore the impact of a housing trust fund in Mississippi. Together with Housing Mississippi, a statewide affordable housing advocacy coalition, he developed … Read more

H Kapp-Klote

20th Class, 2013-2014 Field Placement: Preble Street Maine Hunger Initiative (Portland, ME) H worked to expand the Afterschool Meals Program, helped to minimize administrative barriers for applicants and conducted outreach to school nutrition departments and afterschool programs. Hannah also interviewed SNAP … Read more

Julianna Lord

20th Class, 2013-2014 Field Placement: San Diego Hunger Coalition (San Diego, CA) Julianna conducted qualitative research to identify strategies for integrating CalFresh (SNAP) and Medi-Cal (Medicaid) in non-profit organizations providing application assistance as the Affordable Care Act was implemented. Her research … Read more

Tyler Mac Innis

Field Placement: Mississippi Center for Justice (Jackson, MS) Tyler worked with community leaders to develop an anti-hunger coalition, the Hunger Free Jackson initiative. The initiative seeks to bring stakeholders from a variety of sectors together to address food insecurity with … Read more

Tadeo Melean

20th Class, 2013-2014 Field Placement: Logan Square Neighborhood Association (Chicago, IL) Tadeo developed and implemented a public awareness campaign on the Protecting Tenants in Foreclosed Rental Property Ordinance in the Logan Square, Avondale, and Hermosa neighborhoods in the northwest side of … Read more

Brenda Mutuma

20th Class, 2013-2014 Field Placement: Detroit Food Policy Council (Detroit, MI) Brenda developed strategies to increase community engagement within food justice networks in Detroit. She interviewed community leaders and researched best practices, developed public education tools on Detroit’s food system, and … Read more

Albert Ramirez

Originally from Houston, Texas, Albert graduated from Saint Louis University in 2011 with degrees in economics and environmental studies. As a student, he worked on subsistence farms in the Philippines and researched the implementation of countrywide organic farming initiatives with the Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement. After graduating, Albert interned at … Read more


Jenny Rempel

Field Placement: Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona (Tucson, AZ) Jenny developed outcome measurement systems for Las Milpitas de Cottonwood, a six-acre community farm in Tucson that works to increase community food security, foster community economic development, and encourage community … Read more

Laura Renaud

20th Class, 2013-2014 Field Placement: Preble Street Maine Hunger Initiative (Portland, ME) Laura worked with school districts in areas surrounding Portland, ME to evaluate and expand their school breakfast programs. She also conducted a barrier assessment of the Senior Farm Share … Read more

Adrien Schless-Meier

Raised in Denver, Colorado, Adrien graduated from Reed College in 2012 with a degree in sociology. Her senior thesis analyzed organizational barriers to participation in farmers’ markets among low-income people and people of color in Portland, Oregon. As an AmeriCorps member serving in the Office of Sustainability at Multnomah County, … Read more