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

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

Mathias Pollock

7th Class, 2013-2015 Policy Placement: Mercy Corps, Washington, DC  As a Food Security Technical Adviser, Mathias divided his time between the Technical Support Unit for Health, Nutrition and Food Systems programming and the Policy and Advocacy team at Mercy Corps. … Read more

WFP Guatemala’s Monthly Food Price Bulletin

The monthly price bulletin is a document produced by each World Food Program (WFP) Country Office. It analyzes current trends on the prices of basic commodities, inflation rates, and fuel prices. The bulletin is used both within WFP and externally … Read more

Luis Cabrera

6th Class, 2011-2013. Field Placement: World Food Program, Guatemala City, Guatemala Luis worked with WFP Guatemala to develop a food security project in the Dry Corridor of Guatemala. The project aimed to strengthen food security by adapting and responding to … Read more

Guatemala Country Policy Study

In March 2009, the Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows traveled to Guatemala for a Country Policy Study (CPS) to learn firsthand from Guatemalan government officials and policymakers, UN agencies, and non-governmental organizations about food security and prospects for development.

Grace Jones

2nd Class, 2003-2005 Field Placement: Counterpart International, Guatemala Grace Jones educated farmers about sustainable agriculture and forest garden methods in six communities of rural Guatemala, where she also helped women’s groups plant a variety of fruits and vegetables and promoted … Read more

Carlos Centeno

5th Class, 2009-2011 Field Placement: World Food Program, Guatemala Carlos Centeno worked as an International Program Officer at WFP Guatemala where he was the co-manager of the European Union Extraordinary Program to Support Food and Nutritional Security. He managed relations … Read more