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Emerson Fellow

Alexis Bylander

11th Class, 2004-2005

Field Placement:  DC Central Kitchen’s Campus Kitchens Project (Washington, DC)

Alexis coordinated nutrition projects with student groups at five Campus Kitchens including a community garden, nutrition education classes for elementary school students, a produce delivery program, a food pantry delivery program, and nutrition education bulletin boards and programming.  She also created a national nutrition education curriculum for elementary school students and an advocacy toolkit for students involved with Campus Kitchen.

Hunger Free Community Report:

The Campus Kitchens Nutrition Initiatives Guide highlights the nutrition projects done by students at each Campus Kitchen and serves as a step-by-step guide to re-create those projects at other Campus Kitchens or through other student organizations.

Policy Placement:  RESULTS (Washington, DC)

Alexis worked on the domestic health care campaign, creating educational materials about health care programs such as Medicaid, Medicare and SCHIP, providing educational updates to members, and coordinating the health care sessions of the annual RESULTS international conference.

Pre-Fellowship Education and Experience:

Alexis earned a degree in political science from Concordia College in 2004.  She also studied public policy in seven European countries and spent a semester abroad study ing in Malta.  She participated in Concordia’s mock trial team, the TOCAR anti-racism taskforce, and was co-leader for a Habitat for Humanity trip to Nicaragua.  She also completed a research project on the feasibility of enacting a universal living wage in the Fargo-Moorhead area.

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