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

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

Meghan Anson

8th Class, 2015-2017 Policy Placement: Concern Worldwide; Dublin, Ireland Based in Dublin, Ireland Meghan worked within Concern World wide’s International Advocacy Team to improve global and national policy and practice related to hunger and nutrition. As Nutrition Advocacy Officer, Meghan’s … Read more

Jennie Lane

Jennie, a native of upstate New York, graduated from Michigan State University, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007 and spent six years practicing equine and small animal medicine in Pennsylvania and Delaware. Her work with working equines as a veterinarian in developing countries around the world, including the Dominican Republic, India, … Read more

Policy Placement: Land O’Lakes International Development Division; Washington, DC Working from the Washington DC office, Jennie provided a diverse range of technical assistance and expertise for Land O’Lakes International Development. Priority tasks included leadership of a year long learning series on … Read more

Zach Andersson

7th Class, 2013-2015 Policy Placement: FHI 360, Washington, DC Based in Washington, DC, Zach continued to support FHI 360’s LIFT II project in Malawi, while applying lessons learned to inform implementation in Lesotho, Tanzania, Zambia and Democratic Republic of Congo. … Read more

CARE International

CARE International is a global confederation of National Members and Affiliates with a common vision and mission to defeat poverty. … Read more

Ira Frydman

4th Class, 2007-2009 Field Placement: United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Lilongwe, Malawi Ira Frydman worked with UNDP in Malawi to integrate disaster risk reduction into contingency planning, food security and environmental protection with a focus on floods and droughts. Ira initially worked … Read more

Emily Wei

5th Class, 2009-2011 Field Placement: CARE International, Malawi At CARE Malawi, Emily Wei conducted field research on social protection and food security. She analyzed the data and wrote policy papers and briefs to help translate the field research into U.S. … Read more