Before the Fellowship, Almas worked with the Kansas State Legislature and the state’s Child Protective Services agency developing state policy and legislation on the intersection between child maltreatment and domestic violence. In 2003, she was a Fulbright Fellow at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, where she worked with the European Commission … Read more
Beth graduated cum laude from Harvard College in 2005 with a degree in Social Studies and a certificate in Health Policy. Her senior thesis examined how personal responsibility affects obesity policy in the United States. While interning at the Institute of Medicine, Beth collaborated on a paper published in the … Read more
Access to the Federal Food Stamp Program: An In-Depth Analysis of New York City’s Immigrant Communities, Estimates of Unmet Need and Barriers to Access is a comprehensive analysis of the context of immigrant food stamps access in New York City. … Read more
Sustainable Model of Outreach for Improved Immigrant Participation in the Food Stamp Program: A Case Study of Western Queens provides a model for food stamp outreach to immigrant communities including resources for setting objectives, identifying a target audience, connecting to … Read more
The Paradox of Abundance: Access to Healthy Food in Corona, Queens evaluates food quality, accessibility, and availability in bodegas and supermarkets in a diverse community in New York City. A 7-minute educational documentary video accompanying the report illustrates the strengths … Read more
Sindri graduated from Saint Mary’s College of Maryland in 2006 with a degree in Political Science and a minor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality studies. Prior to attending college Sindri received Amnesty International’s 2001 Patrick Stewart Human Rights Scholarship and spent six months working on issues of hunger and poverty … Read more
Eliberty earned a BS in Policy and Management in 2006 from Carnegie Mellon University where she was a leader in the Spanish and Latin American Student Association. She also worked at an immigration law firm while completing the Public Law Program semester at American University. Eliberty served as a policy … Read more
Girmay is a 2009 graduate of Stanford University, where he earned a degree in biological sciences. On campus, he served as the president of the Black Student Union, the president of his Sophomore Class, a member of the Spoken Word Collective, a mentor in the East Palo Alto Boys & … Read more
16th Class, 2009-2010 Field Placement: New York City Department of Health (New York City, NY) Sarah worked with the Healthy Bodegas Initiative to reduce disparities in healthy food access. She created a toolkit for the Adopt-a-Bodega program, which connects community organizations and … Read more
Community Food Assessment of Bedford-Stuyvesant documents the severely limited access to healthy foods in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn and the effect this has on community health.
Re-Imagining Bodegas: Stories of Community Involvement in the Healthy Bodegas Initiative describes the Adopt-a-Bodega process and offers three case studies illustrating the successes and challenges of the program in the South Bronx, Central Brooklyn, and East Harlem.
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