Amy Damon

1st Class, 2001-2003 Field Placement: Fundaciòn Nacional para el Desarrollo (FUNDE), El Salvador At FUNDE, Amy Damon studied the economic, political, social and institutional structures of El Salvador’s El Oriente region. She then used her research to make recommendations for … Read more

Amanda King

2nd Class, 2003-2005 Field Placement: International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), Mexico Amanda King researched two case study reports illustrating the impacts of NAFTA and other globalization-related policy changes on different categories of Mexican maize and wheat producers. Her … Read more

Mette Karlsen

2nd Class, 2003-2005 Field Placement: Save the Children, Bolivia Mette Karlsen worked with Save the Children Bolivia’s USAID-funded Title II program, which operates integrated food security projects in 11 municipalities in Bolivia’s poorest region. She worked with the agriculture and … Read more

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

Ilisa Gertner

2nd Class, 2003-2005 Field Placement: Fundación Nacional para el Desarrollo (FUNDE), El Salvador Ilisa partnered with a local think tank to ease the situation of farmers impacted by the Central American coffee crisis. In an impact study sponsored by the … Read more

Amanda Rives Argeñal

3rd Class, 2005-2007 Field Placement: Christian Children’s Fund (CCF), Honduras Amanda developed a food security strategy for drought-ridden regions of southern Honduras. The year-long process she designed included a livelihoods analysis, a nutritional assessment, and an extended participatory rural appraisal … Read more

Andy Miller

3rd Class, 2005-2007 Field Placement: Adventist Development & Relief Agency (ADRA), La Paz, Bolivia Andy’s field placement was based out of La Paz, Bolivia where he worked on program management for ADRA Bolivia’s income production, maternal and children’s health, and … Read more

Damiana Astudillo

3rd Class, 2005-2007 Field Placement: PROINPA, Southern Altiplano Region, Bolivia Damiana Astudillo worked on the Neglected and Underutilized Species initiative at the International Plant Genetic Resource Institute (IPGRI, now called Bioversity International), which seeks to promote crops that are marginally produced … Read more

Erica Phillips

4th Class, 2007-2009 Field Placement: Zanmi Lasante/Partners In Health, Boucan Carre, Haiti Erica Phillips worked at Partners In Health (PIH) in their Agriculture Program to reduce under-nutrition in children under-5 years old through increased agricultural output of the household. The program … Read more

Michelle Petrotta

4th Class, 2007-2009 Field Placement: SHARE Foundation, San Salvador, El Salvador Michelle was placed with the advocacy program of the SHARE Foundation in El Salvador where she focused on current human rights, economic justice, and environmental concerns, especially in relation to … Read more

Alder Keleman

4th Class, 2007-2009 Field Placement: International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), Mexico City, Mexico In her field placement, Alder worked in the Impacts, Targeting, and Assessment Unit of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center. Broadly, her job was to … Read more

Meagan Keefe

4th Class, 2007-2009 Field Placement: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), San Jose, Costa Rica At IFPRI’s Latin American regional office, Meagan worked on a project to study how to improve the livelihoods of poor households in rural areas by improving … Read more