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Emerson Fellow

Darcy O’Brien-Holt

8th Class, 2001-2002

Darcy holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Westmont College and grew up living in community with handicapped adults in Prescott, Arizona.

Field placement: Idaho Community Action Network

Boise, Idaho

Darcy worked to increase gleaning sources for the organization's statewide food program and wrote, directed, and produced a video about the Network’s community organizing efforts. Her experience introduced her to the unique nature of rural poverty and made her a believer in the power of organizing to affect social change.

Policy placement: Catholic Charities USA

Alexandria, Virginia

Darcy worked in the Social Policy Department, where she focused primarily on welfare reauthorization and health care issues.