“Comprehensive Assessment of the LA Food System”

Chloe Green of the 26th Class of Emerson National Hunger Fellows presents “Comprehensive Assessment of the LA Food System” at the Rayburn House Office Building on Friday, 2/28/2020. Chloe completed her field work with L.A. Food Policy Council in Los … Read more

L.A. Food Policy Council

The Los Angeles Food Policy Council serves as backbone organization for a network of over 400 organizations and agencies working … Read more

NaShawn Johnson

NaShawn is a recent graduate of Columbia University with a degree in urban studies and a concentration in political science. After college, NaShawn worked as a public policy research intern at Enterprise Community Partners where she identified ways to create and preserve affordable housing for low-income families. Prior to joining … Read more

Field placement: LA Kitchen (Los Angeles, California) NaShawn conducted a community assessment to identify the food security and nutrition issues experienced by seniors in Los Angeles County, California. By examining food access in low-income communities where the aging population is … Read more

Ray Chen

Born in Taiwan, Ray grew up in San Jose, CA and graduated from Stanford University with a degree in human biology and a minor in African & African American studies. In college, he became deeply involved with Asian American communities both on and off-campus, through which he first developed a … Read more

Field placement: Los Angeles Community Action Network (LA CAN) (Los Angeles, California) Ray coordinated a community food assessment (CFA) of the Skid Row neighborhood with LA CAN’s food justice committee, Team Food. The community-based participatory research project was both qualitative and … Read more

Bhavna Patel

3rd Class Fellows, 1996-1997 Field Placement: Interfaith Hunger Coalition (Los Angeles, CA) Policy Placement: Bread for the World (Washington, DC)

Bridget Purdue

10th Class, 2003-2004 Field Placement:  Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and California Food Policy Advocates (Los Angeles, CA) Bridget worked to increase awareness of the prevalence of hunger in specific Los Angeles-area communities by conducting a Hunger Education Project Plan.  … Read more