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

Tina Pruna

Prior to becoming a Leland Fellow, Tina Pruna developed several community-based programs targeting the social determinants of health through her role as program director at Loma Linda University Health’s Institute for Community Partnerships. Tina holds an MPH in Global and Maternal Child Health and a BA in International Communication. She … 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

Brandon Hugueley

Brandon, a California native, received his Bachelor’s in Psychology from UC Santa Barbara and completed his Masters in Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) at San Diego State University.  For his Capstone project, Brandon used Demographic and Health Survey data to investigate the association … Read more

Host Organization: Project Concern International First Year Placement Based in Huehuetenango, Guatemala, Brandon worked with Project Concern International (PCI) to identify pathways for improving regional food security and the health status of individuals, families, and communities, with an emphasis on … Read more