Sakeenah Shabazz

Sakeenah grew up in San Diego, CA and graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in philosophy. She spent two summers doing plant biology research at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies where she explored growth mechanisms in plants and its relation to food production. While at Georgetown, she consecutively … Read more

Field placement: Jesuit Social Research Institute (New Orleans, Louisiana) Sakeenah completed her field work with the Jesuit Social Research Institute (JSRI) at Loyola University New Orleans, a group dedicated to transforming the Gulf South through action research, analysis, education, and … Read more

Imani Marshall

Imani Nia Marshall graduated from Amherst College with a degree in political science. At Amherst, Imani served as co-president of Amherst College chapter of GlobeMed, raising awareness of issues of global health equity and social justice. She also served as chapter head of the Roosevelt Institute at Amherst College where … Read more

Field placement: Market Umbrella (New Orleans, Louisiana) Imani worked with Market Umbrella to design a breastfeeding incentive program and WIC Cash Value Voucher at Crescent City Farmers Markets pilot program for mothers receiving WIC. These programs aim to increase access … Read more

Deondre’ Jones

Born and raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Deondre’ graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in economics and a minor in nonprofit studies. During his time in college, Deondre’ worked with several different nonprofits, including the anti-human trafficking organization Walk Free. Moreover, he served as the onsite coordinator … Read more

Field placement: Market Umbrella (New Orleans, Louisiana) Deondre’ aggregated and analyzed data on various demographic indicators and levels of food access in all 64 of Louisiana’s parishes to establish priority areas for Louisiana’s statewide Healthy Food Retail Program. He developed … Read more

Shonul Agarwal

6th Class, 1999-2000 Field Placement: Second Harvesters Food Bank of Greater New Orleans (New Orleans, LA) Policy Placement: Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) (Washington, DC)

Shari Mendler

6th Class, 1999-2000 Field Placement: Second Harvest Food Bank of New Orleans (New Orleans, LA) Policy Placement: Food Research and Action Center (Washington, DC)