Miru Yoo

22nd Class, 2015-2016 Field Placement: Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon (Portland, OR) Miru strengthened partnerships with organizations that serve communities of color in Portland. She also co-designed the community engagement plan and contributed to shaping a racial equity lens at PHFO. … Read more

Amy Woehling

22nd Class, 2015-2016 Field Placement: Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon (Portland, OR) Amy conducted qualitative research on the federal Summer EBT for Children (SEBTC) pilot program. She explored the program’s impact on the lived experiences of participating kids, families, and … Read more

Laurie Tran

22nd Class, 2015-2016 Field Placement: Mississippi Center for Justice (Jackson, MS) Laurie worked to revitalize the statewide affordable housing coalition, Housing Mississippi, by creating a foundation to sustain their energy and capacity. She conducted a survey of models and best … Read more

Kalena Thomhave

Originally from Northwest Florida, Kalena graduated from Louisiana State University in 2014 with degrees in political science and English. After college, Kalena served as an AmeriCorps VISTA in Baton Rouge, LA, where she worked on economic development through “Bank On Baton Rouge,” a program increasing access to banks and credit … Read more

Morgan Spears

22nd Class, 2015-2016 Field Placement: Detroit Black Community Food Security Network (Detroit, MI) Morgan served as an active comrade in recruiting member/owners for the Detroit People’s Food Co-op, which strives to increase access to high quality food and promote community-based … Read more

Keithlee Spangler

22nd Class, 2015-2016 Field Placement: Capuchin Soup Kitchen’s Earthworks Urban Farm (Detroit, MI) Keithlee developed an evaluation tool to strengthen the Earthworks Agricultural Training (EAT) program, an adult training program designed to help community members develop the skills they need … Read more

Milanes Morejon

22nd Class, 2015-2016 Field Placement: Logan Square Neighborhood Association (Chicago, IL) Milanes worked at the Parent Engagement Institute with the Parent Mentor Program, which uses a parent engagement model in schools as a way to close the educational achievement gap … Read more

Caitlin Lowell

22nd Class, 2015-2016 Field Placement: 9to5 Colorado (Denver, CO) Caitlin engaged new members and supported the community leadership within 9to5’s campaigns as members shared their stories, gave speeches, and wrote blog posts on issues including renters’ rights, labor rights for … Read more

Andy Kim

22nd Class, 2015-2016 Field Placement: Hunger Free Colorado (Denver, CO) Andy conducted a community needs assessment in the La Alma-Lincoln Park neighborhood, which identified the factors influencing the availability of and access to food, coping strategies for hunger, and proposed … Read more

Emily Johnson

Emily is from Victorville, California and graduated summa cum laude from Hastings College with degrees in political science and peace, justice and social change. After college, Emily served as a Bennett Fellow in Nashville where she lived in intentional community with social justice leaders and worked at Community Food Advocates, … Read more

Daron Holman

Daron is from Fayetteville, North Carolina and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in mathematics. Daron was a part of the inaugural class of UNC Bonner Leaders, a program that supports intensive undergraduate community service and social justice activities. As a Bonner Leader, … Read more

Thoa Hoang

22nd Class, 2015-2016 Field Placement: The Good Samaritan Center (Jackson, MS) Thoa worked to strengthen the Hunger-Free Jackson Coalition by establishing thirty-six new relationships with faith-based organizations, non-profits, and businesses to address hunger and the limited access to healthy food … Read more