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Emerson Fellow

Danielle Witherspoon

8th Class, 2001-2002

Field Placement: South Carolina Anti-Hunger Network and Harvest Hope Food Bank (Columbia, SC)

Danielle planned, coordinated, and facilitated the South Carolina Anti-Hunger Network’s second annual state-wide conference entitled “Hungry Children Can’t Learn: Hunger Issues in Education.” She also worked on Hispanic/Latino issues for Harvest Hope Food Bank, interpreting and translating for clients, doing community outreach, and conducting cultural competency training for Food Bank staff and volunteers.

Policy Placement: Food Research and Action Center (Washington, DC)

Danielle worked with the Child Nutrition Unit, primarily on projects dealing with After School Snacks and the Summer Food Service Program.

Pre-Fellowship Education/Experience:

In May 2001 Danielle graduated summa cum laude from Oberlin College with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish.  She was a Bonner Scholar working with the Lorain County Children and Families Council on programs targeted at low-income families with children ages 0 to 3.