“Comprehensive Assessment of the LA Food System”

Chloe Green of the 26th Class of Emerson National Hunger Fellows presents “Comprehensive Assessment of the LA Food System” at the Rayburn House Office Building on Friday, 2/28/2020. Chloe completed her field work with L.A. Food Policy Council in Los … Read more

L.A. Food Policy Council

The Los Angeles Food Policy Council serves as backbone organization for a network of over 400 organizations and agencies working … Read more

Rosa Rada

Rosa grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, and graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) with a self-designed interdisciplinary degree in Food Systems Policy. As an undergraduate, Rosa served as an Americorps volunteer at the International Rescue Committee, where she worked to increase food access for refugee communities in … Read more

Valery Martinez

Valery was born and raised in San Jose, CA, and graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor’s degree in human development and a minor in nutrition. Valery dedicated her summers to serving low-income and racially/ethnically diverse communities in her hometown while being an advocate for social justice issues at school. … Read more

Thank you to the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation for providing support to the 24th Class of Emerson National Hunger Fellows’ work on child food insecurity.

Samantha Stevens

Originally from Lawrenceville, Georgia, Samantha graduated from Emory University with a degree in Latin American history. While at Emory, Samantha interned at Tapestri, Inc, an organization that supports immigrant survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking. She also founded a volunteer interpreting organization that assisted Atlanta elementary schools with high … Read more

Field placement: Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties (San Jose, California) Samantha conducted a community assessment to identify barriers, best practices, and areas of improvement for the implementation of summer meal programs in San Mateo … Read more

David Lazere

David was raised in Washington, DC, and graduated from Swarthmore College with a degree in educational studies and public policy. He wrote his senior thesis about narratives of community involvement in policy discourses around community-controlled schools. While at Swarthmore, he worked with the College Access Center for Delaware County, leading … Read more

Field placement: Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties (San Jose, California) David conducted research, interviewed school district stakeholders, and analyzed federal breakfast participation data to survey the state of school breakfast participation in the Bay … Read more