Blog: Africa Biotech Conference

One of our 9th class Leland Fellows, April Dodd, updated the Emerging Ag. Inc. website with a summery of the the seven farmers and SME representatives who attended the FAO Regional Meeting on Agricultural Bio-technologies in Sustainable Food Systems and … Read more

Blog: Compact 2025, Relief to Resilience in Malawi

9th class Leland Fellow, Rachel Gilbert, briefly addresses how the 2025 Forum on “Moving from Relief to Resilience” will address the issues and challenges that Malawi will face while striving towards resilience in all spheres of development in this blog post.

Blog: Malawi 2017 Hunger Index

9th Class Leland Fellow, Rachel Gilbert, wrote this blog post discussing the Global Hunger Index (GHI) and the role it plays in tracking hunger at not only a global level, but also at a regional and national level. The blog post … Read more

Tanner Roark

Tanner Roark, a native of Oklahoma, completed his undergraduate degree in Cultural Anthropology at Oklahoma Baptist University and his Masters of International Agriculture at Oklahoma State University. His masters research focused on the influence of agroecology in small scale farming communities in East Africa. Tanner conducted his field work in … Read more

Sarah King

Sarah King holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from the University of Washington and a Master of Public Health in Global Health from Boston University with an emphasis on managing disasters and complex emergencies. Her Master’s thesis examined unconditional cash transfers as a substitute for standard emergency feeding … Read more

Kelly Kurz

Kelly Kurz graduated from the University of Richmond in 2014 with a BA in International Development and Geography. Throughout university Kelly engaged a variety of development fields from investigating women’s rights in Moshi, Tanzania, analyzing the finance and operations of an education nonprofit in Kampala, Uganda, and researching the impacts … Read more

Rachel Gilbert

Rachel Gilbert graduated from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy in 2017 with a M.Sc. in Agriculture, Food and Environment. Rachel also completed the Water: Systems, Science and Society Certificate while at Friedman. Prior to beginning the Masters program, Rachel worked at the Small Planet Institute, conducting research … Read more

Host Organization: International Food Policy Research Institute First Year Placement Based in Lilongwe, Malawi, Rachel worked as a Communications and Research Assistant at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Rachel provided support for high-level events such as the Compact2025 … Read more

Grace Heymsfield

Grace Heymsfield graduated from the University of Michigan in 2017 with a Masters of Public Health in Nutritional Sciences. For her public health practicum, Grace went to Malawi to study care groups promoting nutrition in the first 1,000 days of life. Following graduation, Grace completed her Registered Dietitian’s training through … Read more

Daniel Robinson

Dan graduated from Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy and Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy in 2017 with an MALD in Development Economics and an MS in Food Policy & Applied Nutrition. His graduate capstone project analyzed the incentives that affect the ability and willingness of … Read more

Aubrey Bauck

Aubrey was based in Liberia before becoming a Leland Fellow, where she worked for Samaritan’s Purse as a Health and Nutrition Program Manager. In collaboration with the government and UNICEF, she managed one program providing malnutrition prevention and treatment services across several counties, and one program focused on increasing access … Read more

Host Organization: Helen Keller International First Year Placement Based in Hanoi, Vietnam, Aubrey worked with Helen Keller International (HKI) to conduct social inclusion research embedded in HKI’s signature Enhanced Homestead Food Production (EHFP) program, which was being scaled up in … Read more

Anthony Slaton

Anthony Slaton is native to Oklahoma and received his BS in Public Health Science from the University of Maryland, College Park. Prior to becoming a Fellow, Anthony worked at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in the Division of Growth and Nutrition as an Epidemiological Assistant where he aided … Read more

Host Organization: Adonai Partners First Year Placement Anthony was based in the northern region of Uganda with Adonai Partners, a church-based development and mission organization, where he served as the Project Manager for Partnerships, Agriculture, and Livelihoods (PAL). He designed … Read more