Maryn Olson

Maryn is a 2002 graduate of Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana, where she majored in political science and humanities, and minored in social work and gender studies.  She studied in Namibia for one semester.  Maryn was active in the Honors College, Alliance, chapel activities, and the organization of a semester-long series of seven … Read more

Katelin Isaacs

Katelin attended Princeton University for two years, but transferred to Stanford University where she graduated and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.  Katelin has worked on an organic farm in West Rutland, Vermont, as a tutor for young children, and campaigned to regulate sweatshop abuses with Students for Progressive Education … Read more

Judy Stermer

Judy earned a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and religious studies from the University of Dayton. She was involved in the Center for Social Concern where she developed programs for the Dayton Campfire Boys and Girls and for the Summer Appalachia Program. Judy also spent time in Guatemala studying Spanish and working … Read more

Estera Barbarasa

Estera is a 2004 graduate of the University of Chicago, with a major in political science and a minor in psychology.  She tutored children through the Woodlawn After-School Kids Program, researched country condition information for political asylum seekers, and studied abroad in Italy. An internship at America’s Second Harvest exposed … Read more

Mark Stovell

A native of Ohio, Mark graduated from Ohio University with a degree in political science and sociology and wrote an honors thesis on welfare reform.  He served as a tutor at a local middle school, as a volunteer at the regional homeless shelter, and as a research scholar for the … Read more

Mickey Hubbard

Originally from Gainesville, Georgia, Mickey graduated from Davidson College in 2008 with a degree in political science.  He served as a Bonner Scholar, led alternative break trips, volunteered with Crisis Assistance Ministry, served as a liaison to a local community development council and researched the criminalization of homelessness at the … Read more

The Thrifty Food Plan and Food Costs in Vermont

The Thrifty Food Plan and Food Costs in Vermont reports that 3SquaresVT (the state name for the federal SNAP/food stamps program) benefits were insufficient for families to buy low-cost, nutritious food at grocery stores in northern Vermont. (Note: This document … Read more