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

Amelia Foley

Amelia Foley is a nutrition professional with six years of experience in international and domestic nutrition programming, who specializes in qualitative research, monitoring and evaluation, food security, and maternal and child undernutrition. Amelia has worked for food and nutrition justice with a number of organizations including the United Nation’s World … Read more

Host Organization: Care International First Year Placement From the CARE Zambia Country Office in Lusaka, Amelia worked as a Nutrition Policy and Advocacy Advisor. There, her work focused on raising the profile of nutrition as a development priority in Zambia … Read more

Policy Brief: Managing Salt Affected Soils in Tanzania

This Policy Brief outlines the lessons learned from research on ways to manage salt-affected soils to restore their productivity. “Studies done with funding from the Innovative Agricultural Research Initiative (iAGRI)—a USAID Feed the Future Project— from 2013-2016 have shown that integrated salt-affected … Read more

Research Summary: Infant and young child feeding practices

In collaboration with the Government of the Republic of Malawi and Emory University, Concern Worldwide evaluated infant and young child feeding practices and the feasibility, acceptability and cultural appropriateness of a practical feeding toolkit to improve complementary feeding practices in the Mchinji District. … Read more

Challenges of M&E for Capacity Building Projects

8th class Leland Fellow, Michelle DeFreese wrote this blog post profile of Dr. Flavianus Magayane’s role in evaluating iAGRI’s impact on its student participants and his thoughts on the challenges of capturing the impact of investments in human capacity. iAGRI … Read more