Elizabeth Aloi

Liz graduated cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy.

Quick! Delicious! Healthy Recipes on a Budget!

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 Russ

Laura holds a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from Vassar College.

Mariestella Fisher-Vélez

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 Cama

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

Almas Sayeed

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

Elizabeth McCarthy

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