Rachel Gilbert

Rachel Gilbert graduated from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy in 2017 with a M.Sc. in Agriculture, Food and Environment. Rachel also completed the Water: Systems, Science and Society Certificate while at Friedman. Prior to beginning the Masters program, Rachel worked at the Small Planet Institute, conducting research … Read more

Host Organization: International Food Policy Research Institute First Year Placement Based in Lilongwe, Malawi, Rachel worked as a Communications and Research Assistant at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Rachel provided support for high-level events such as the Compact2025 … Read more

Faye Duan

Prior to becoming a Leland Fellow, Faye was a Fellow at the Meridian Institute where she supported mediators in helping stakeholders from a diverse range of sectors and interests collaborate on challenging public policy issues that range from food safety and health to forest planning. Her past experiences also include … Read more

Daniel Robinson

Dan graduated from Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy and Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy in 2017 with an MALD in Development Economics and an MS in Food Policy & Applied Nutrition. His graduate capstone project analyzed the incentives that affect the ability and willingness of … Read more

Joanna Williams

Originally from Clarksville, Tennessee, Joanna Williams most recently worked as the New Media Associate for the Southern Poverty Law Center with their Teaching Tolerance project. She studied at Western Kentucky University where she graduated with a degree in Liberal Arts. While there, she worked for four years at her school’s … Read more

Kyle Machicado

Born in Fairfax, Virginia, Kyle graduated from Stanford University in 2016 with a degree in human biology with a concentration in public health and sustainable development. At Stanford, Kyle was involved in anti-human trafficking advocacy work as part of the leadership of the Stanford chapter of the International Justice Mission. … Read more

How Much Does it Cost to Eat Healthy?

How Much Does it Cost to Eat Healthy? analyzes the cost of healthy groceries in the District of Columbia’s grocery stores. The report includes quantitative analysis of USDA’s Thrifty Food Plan and local and federal policy recommendations.

A Guide To Savings Promotion

A Guide To Savings Promotion highlights best practices and offers recommendations for improving the D.C. EITC Campaign Savings Promotion Program.

Sophia Kortchmar

Sophia graduated from the University of Chicago in 2012 with a degree in American history and a minor in English. She coordinated Summer Links, a social justice internship program, and worked with various student-community coalition groups. Sophia interned at the Transformative Justice Law Project, a prison abolitionist project that provides … Read more

Jasmine Mickens

Born in Newark, New Jersey, Jasmine graduated from Denison University with an interdisciplinary degree in communication, biology, and Spanish. During her undergraduate career at Denison University she served as a leader in her sorority and worked extensively on education, social justice, and community engagement issues. She has worked as a … Read more

Montae Langston

Originally from Fairfield, California, Montae studied political science at the University of California Los Angeles, graduating Phi Beta Kappa in 2011. He co-founded a program for current and former foster youth, served as the Chair of the Legislative Committee for California Youth Connection, and interned at the D.C. Superior Court. … Read more