Liz graduated cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy.
Sharing a Common Goal: A Qualitative Study on the Challenges Face by New York City’s Human Resources Administration (HRA) and the Possible Role of Advocacy Organizations in Helping to Overcome Them offers suggestions for dispelling misperceptions and and miscommunication between … Read more
Quick! Delicious! Healthy Recipes on a Budget! is a recipe booklet with nutritious, inexpensive, and easy to prepare dishes that promotes the benefits of buying locally grown produce and provides information applying for food stamps and accessing free health and … Read more
Laura holds a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from Vassar College.
Mariestella is a 2001 psychology graduate of Fordham University and earned a Master’s degree in urban education from Temple University in 2004. As a VISTA Volunteer in a Philadelphia inner city high school, she worked with the Urban Nutrition Initiative educating low-income communities about healthy eating while supporting locally-grown produce … Read more
Shireen graduated with distinction from Yale in 2004 with a degree in economics. She served as a freshman counselor, coordinated an elementary school tutoring program, and volunteered as a community health educator. She was also a leader in the South Asian Students and Persian Students Associations, worked on health education, … Read more
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