Tiphaine Monroe

Tiphaine graduated from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in 2019 with an MPH in International Health and Development with a focus on humanitarian emergencies. She wrote her final public health analysis on the nutritional impact of cash programming for food in humanitarian contexts. Tiphaine also completed … Read more

Host Organization: Mercy Corps First Year Placement Maiduguri, Nigeria Second Year Placement Washington, D.C.

Sara Higgins

Sara Higgins holds her MPH in International Health and Development from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and a Bachelor’s in Zoology from University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to becoming a fellow, she worked in federal healthcare spheres, including four years as a research analyst for an advisory … Read more

Host Organization: Catholic Relief Services First Year Placement Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Second Year Placement Baltimore, Maryland & Washington, D.C.

Bryan Pride

Bryan graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 2015 with an MPP in Sustainable Development focusing on food security and agriculture. While pursuing his graduate degree, Bryan received recognition for his research that examined the correlative relationship between cash crop production and rising levels of food insecurity within developing … Read more

Host Organization: Rise Against Hunger First Year Placement Raleigh, N.C.

Amit Smotrich

Amit Smotrich is a recent graduate from Georgetown University with a Masters in Global Human Development. Her coursework focused on food security and environment, and was complemented by internships with the World Bank Agriculture Global Practice and the Office of Global Climate Change at USAID. In addition, Amit spent Summer … Read more

Host Organization: Helen Keller International First Year Placement Yangon, Myanmar Second Year Placement Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Allyson Vertti

Ally Vertti holds a Masters of Public Administration from the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service at New York University in Public and Nonprofit Management and Policy, with a focus in International Policy and Management. During her Master’s Capstone team project, Ally consulted the United Nations World Food Programme … Read more

Host Organization: UN World Food Programme First Year Placement Quelimane, Mozambique Second Year Placement Maputo, Mozambique

Maria Wrabel

Maria Wrabel holds an MSc in International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies from the London School of Economics and an MS in Food and Nutrition Policies and Programs from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. While in graduate school, she focused on multi-sectoral programs addressing to … Read more

Host Organization: Action Against Hunger First Year Placement Juba, South Sudan Second Year Placement New York, N.Y.

Jacqueline Shieh

Prior to becoming a Leland Fellow, Jacqueline was a research intern at FHI 360, where she supported the Chief Science Office by conducting a rapid evidence review on the double burden of malnutrition in low- and middle-income countries. During her graduate studies, Jacqueline qualitatively explored the neighborhood-level drivers of food … Read more

Host Organization: WorldFish First Year Placement Dhaka, Bangladesh Second Year Placement Penang, Malaysia

Jini Kades

Jini Kades holds an MS in Community Development and Applied Economics from the University of Vermont (UVM), along with a Graduate Certificate in Ecological Economics through the Gund Institute for Environment. Her thesis explored stressors and their mental health affects on Latino migrant farmworkers in Vermont’s dairy sector. While at … Read more

Host Organization: ACDI/VOCA First Year Placement Dhaka, Bangladesh Second Year Placement Washington, D.C.

Marisa Nowicki

Marisa Nowicki recently graduated with High Distinction from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) with a Master’s in Public Policy and Management (MSPPM). As part of the MSPPM Global Track, Marisa spent the first year of her master’s program in Adelaide, Australia, where she was President of the Student Representative Committee. During … Read more

Host Organization: Bioversity International First Year Placement Nairobi, Kenya Second Year Placement Nairobi, Kenya

Rhiley Allbee

Rhiley’s passion lies in facilitating sustainable and harmonious relationships between people and their environments. She completed a MS at Michigan Technological University in Forest Ecology as a part of the Peace Corps Master’s International program. Her master’s thesis focused on local perceptions of forest change in the region of Kaffrine, … Read more

Host Organization: Global Green Growth Institute First Year Placement Seoul, South Korea Second Year Placement Kigali, Rwanda

Dan Myers

Dan Myers, a native of Colorado Springs, Colorado, graduated from the University of Denver in 2016 with a BA in International Studies. As an undergraduate researcher, Dan focused on formal and informal governance systems surrounding agricultural resources in East Africa. He received a Cherrington Global Scholars placement with SIT Study … Read more

Host Organization: World Cocoa Foundation First Year Placement Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire Second Year Placement Washington, D.C.

Navya Nadimpalli

Prior to becoming a Leland Fellow, Navya received her MS in Medical Physiology from Case Western University and her BA in Neuroscience from Vanderbilt University with a focus on public health, nutrition and health disparities. After graduation, she worked with Open Hand Atlanta, a non-profit that provides medically-appropriate meals to … Read more

Host Organization: Welthungerhilfe First Year Placement Moroto, Uganda Second Year Placement Bonn, Germany