Tina Tran

21st Class, 2014-2015 Field Placement: Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (Pittsburgh, PA) Tina implemented a pilot project with community health centers to add an assessment of food security status to regular patient health screenings. She created a hunger and health training … Read more

Ada Recinos

21st Class, 2014-2015 Field Placement: Causa Justa :: Just Cause (Oakland, CA) Ada worked as a community organizer with the Immigrant Rights Campaign to build a strong immigrant leader base and support members’ leadership development. She also assessed housing conditions in … Read more

Wendy Ortiz

21st Class, 2014-2015 Field Placement: Texas Hunger Initiative (Dallas, TX) Wendy authored a report on the outcomes of the Family Garden Demonstration Project, which assessed the use of GardenSoxx gardens to improve food insecurity and promote congregational cohesion. As a community … Read more

Tade Mengesha

21st Class, 2014-2015 Field Placement: Lifelong (Seattle, WA) Tade worked to serve and empower individuals with HIV/AIDS or other chronic conditions to improve their health. She researched “Food as Medicine” and assessed the effectiveness of the home delivered meals program at increasing … Read more

Melanie Meisenheimer

21st Class, 2014-2015 Field Placement: Vermont Housing and Conservation Board (Montpelier, VT) Melanie worked on the Food Access & Affordable Housing Initiative. She facilitated collaboration between affordable housing nonprofits and food systems organizations in order to improve access to fresh and local … Read more

Soad Mana

21st Class, 2014-2015 Field Placement: Mississippi Center for Justice (Jackson, MS) Soad worked to advance affordable housing solutions in Mississippi. She collaborated with a range of public, private and nonprofit sector stakeholders in Jackson to establish a municipal housing trust fund … Read more

Leila Malow

21st Class, 2014-2015 Field Placement: Adelante Development Center (Albuquerque, NM) Leila supported the development of the Fiestas Grocery Buying Club, a neighborhood bulk buying club that seeks to improve food access in Albuquerque’s historic Santa Barbara- Martinez Town neighborhood. She also … Read more

Nora Leccese

21st Class, 2014-2015 Field Placement: Center for an Agricultural Economy (Hardwick, VT) Nora assessed how local food infrastructure such as cold storage and processing facilities might better serve the needs of emergency food organizations (e.g. food banks, pantries, and congregate meal … Read more

Julia Kortrey

21st Class, 2014-2015 Field Placement: Texas Hunger Initiative (Dallas, TX) Julia worked to increase the participation and impact of the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) in the Dallas region by increasing the capacity of a Summer Meals sponsor coalition. She conducted interviews … Read more

Georgina Jimenez

21st Class, 2014-2015 Field Placement: Causa Justa :: Just Cause (Oakland, CA) Georgina conducted outreach in the Fruitvale community, documented tenant rights violations, and referred residents to the Oakland Tenant Clinic. She coordinated and facilitated Know Your Rights trainings on tenant … Read more

Erika Inwald

21st Class, 2014-2015 Field Placement: La Casa Norte (Chicago, IL) Erika led a community organizing effort to help strengthen and reinvigorate the Northwest Food Partners Network, a local coalition of emergency food providers. She built new partnerships with local businesses to … Read more

Emily Duma

21st Class, 2014-2015 Field Placement: Logan Square Neighborhood Association (Chicago, IL) Emily worked with the Parent Engagement Institute to develop curriculum and materials for the Parent Mentor Program, a Chicago-based, nation-wide leadership development program that empowers parents to be more involved … Read more