Lucinda Megill

11th Class, 2004-2005 Field Placement: Hope House and Crescent City Farmers’ Market (New Orleans, LA) Lucinda researched and implemented the technology that now allows the Crescent City Farmers’ Market to accept Food Stamps/Electronic Benefit Transfer cards at their outdoor markets.  … Read more

Alexandra Cawthorne

11th Class, 2004-2005 Field Placement:  National Policy and Advocacy Coalition on Homelessness (New Orleans, LA) Alexandra conducted a research and mapping project of the intersections among housing, emergency assistance, and health in several New Orleans neighborhoods.  She designed a survey … Read more

Brett Murphy

12th Class, 2005-2006 Field Placement: National Policy and Advocacy Council on Homelessness, Southern Regional Office (New Orleans, LA and Washington, DC) Working in both New Orleans and Houston, TX, Brett conducted interviews with hurricane survivors, evacuees, church leaders, and service … Read more

Broken Promises

Broken Promises incorporates interviews with individuals and families affected by Hurricane Katrina into an analysis of ongoing and emerging crises in the New Orleans region.  The report offers a simple overview of the New Orleans area housing crisis, highlighting the … Read more

After the Storms: Turning the Spotlight on Senior Hunger

After the Storms: Turning the Spotlight on Senior Hunger explores the unique post-hurricane barriers to food security that seniors face, and provides empirically driven estimates of the number of seniors living in poverty throughout New Orleans and the surrounding region.

J.P. Howard

13th Class, 2006-2007 Field Placement: Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans (New Orleans, LA) J.P. coordinated Food Bank outreach efforts to first responder groups, emergency food providers, and local government officials in the twenty-three parish areas served by … Read more

David Coffman

13th Class, 2006-2007 Field Site: Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans (New Orleans, LA) David created a disaster preparedness manual to help the Food Bank in its ongoing efforts to transition from disaster relief to disaster recovery.  Using … Read more

Gagan Gupta

14th Class, 2007-2008 Field Placement: Second Harvest Food Bank of New Orleans and Acadiana (New Orleans, LA) Gagan designed and implemented an emergency food distribution program to make healthy food products more available and convenient for senior citizens.  He conducted … Read more