Exploring Social Justice-Oriented Evaluations

An exploration into the potential of evaluations to support social change efforts and enact social justice, this paper critically examines evaluations and demonstrates how 3 types of social justice-oriented evaluation approaches have repurposed the role, influence and power embedded in … Read more

Roxana Rodriguez

Born and raised in North East Los Angeles, Roxana Rodriguez graduated from Williams College in 2017 with a double major in biology and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies and concentrations in both public health and Latina/o studies. At Williams, she interned at both the office of sustainability and the campus … Read more

Kat Vang

Kat is a UC Davis graduate with a BS in sustainable agriculture and food systems. Her current research explores cultural food identities in immigrant communities, economic drivers of food insecurity, food equity, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and self-determined capacity building. Her commitment to food equity, regenerative farming, and social … Read more

Reaching Beyond Food

Reaching Beyond Food: A toolkit for engaging in grassroots community development to strengthen community wellness is a guide outlining the process of building a collaborative community development effort from an emergency food systems perspective. It is meant to provide local leaders with … Read more

Melanie Bush

4th Class, 1997-1998 Field Placement: Tucson Community Food Bank (Tucson, AZ) Policy Placement: National Coalition for the Homeless (Washington, DC)

Martell Hesketh

Raised in Blaine, Washington, Martell attended Stanford University where she earned a degree in human biology and gained a passion for community health. She has led program evaluations of Senior Produce Markets, assisted in the implementation of a promotores de salud program as a Community Health Advocacy Fellow, and conducted … Read more

Dani Gilmour

22nd Class, 2015-2016 Field Placement: Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona (Tucson, AZ) Dani developed a capacity assessment to identify infrastructure and programmatic assets and needs of the anti-hunger programs that partner with the food bank. Dani then developed a … Read more

Jenny Rempel

Field Placement: Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona (Tucson, AZ) Jenny developed outcome measurement systems for Las Milpitas de Cottonwood, a six-acre community farm in Tucson that works to increase community food security, foster community economic development, and encourage community … Read more

Brian Shobe

20th Class, 2013-2014 Field Placement: Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona (Tucson, AZ) Brian designed an outcome measurement process for a program that installs gardens at households with low incomes and provides free gardening workshops and materials to community members. He … Read more