Christina Martinez

18th Class, 2011-2012 Field Placement: Association of Arizona Food Banks (Phoenix, AZ) Christina worked to strengthen the relationship between Arizona food banks and the clients they serve. She worked to reduce barriers that Hispanic/Latino residents in Maricopa County face when … Read more

Sarah Baggé

18th Class, 2011-2012 Field Placement: Arizona Community Action Association (Phoenix, AZ) Sarah worked to improve access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in Maricopa County’s Latino communities. She assessed the barriers to SNAP participation faced by Latino households, conducted … Read more

Irene Hahn

7th Class, 2000-2001 Field Placement: Association of Arizona Food Banks (Phoenix, AZ) Policy Placement: New America Foundation (Washington, DC)  

Shephali Patel

8th Class, 2001-2002 Field Placement: Association of Arizona Food Banks (Phoenix, AZ) Shephali helped to develop and implement the Arizona Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program by producing outreach tools such as an educational video for Arizona WIC clinics, Senior Centers and … Read more

Amy Matthews

9th Class, 2002-2003 Field Placement: Association of Arizona Food Banks (Phoenix, AZ) Amy worked to raise Arizona’s low participation rate in the Food Stamp Program by initiating outreach efforts in community organizations, developing materials, conducting trainings, assisting in developing a … Read more

Matthew Mellon

17th Class, 2010-2011 Field Placement: Association of Arizona Food Banks (Phoenix, AZ) Matthew researched barriers that Hispanic/Latino residents in Maricopa County face to accessing services at emergency food services. He conducted community based research and analyzed demographic and poverty data … Read more

Marie Lawrence

17th Class, 2010-2011 Field Site: Arizona Community Action Association (Phoenix, AZ) Marie worked to improve SNAP outreach to Latino communities in Arizona by designing a plan to increase community input in outreach design and implementation efforts.  She analyzed statewide data to identify neighborhoods for increased outreach; sought … Read more