Rosa Rada

Rosa grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, and graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) with a self-designed interdisciplinary degree in Food Systems Policy. As an undergraduate, Rosa served as an Americorps volunteer at the International Rescue Committee, where she worked to increase food access for refugee communities in … Read more

Valery Martinez

Valery was born and raised in San Jose, CA, and graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor’s degree in human development and a minor in nutrition. Valery dedicated her summers to serving low-income and racially/ethnically diverse communities in her hometown while being an advocate for social justice issues at school. … Read more

Thank you to the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation for providing support to the 24th Class of Emerson National Hunger Fellows’ work on child food insecurity.

Julianna Lord

20th Class, 2013-2014 Field Placement: San Diego Hunger Coalition (San Diego, CA) Julianna conducted qualitative research to identify strategies for integrating CalFresh (SNAP) and Medi-Cal (Medicaid) in non-profit organizations providing application assistance as the Affordable Care Act was implemented. Her research … Read more

Yuqi Wang

20th Class, 2013-2014 Field Placement: Community Health Improvement Partners (San Diego, CA) Yuqi worked with childcare providers in the Lemon Grove community on a pilot program that incorporated Farm to Preschool activities into home based child care sites. She created a … Read more