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Emerson Fellow

Eliberty Jimenez

13th Class, 2006-2007

Eliberty earned a BS in Policy and Management in 2006 from Carnegie Mellon University where she was a leader in the Spanish and Latin American Student Association.  She also worked at an immigration law firm while completing the Public Law Program semester at American University.  Eliberty served as a policy intern for the 9/11 United Services Group, where she conducted outreach to those affected by the World Trade Center attacks.

Field placement: FoodChange

New York, New York

Eliberty developed and implemented a community food security assessment of Corona, Queens.  She conducted a retail food assessment, analyzed the data, created a GIS food map of the community, and garnered media attention to the lack of healthy and affordable food options in Corona.  Eliberty also organized community meetings where she presented her data and mobilized community members to take part in increasing the food security of the local community.

Policy placement: RESULTS

Washington, D.C.

Eliberty worked as a grassroots organizer to start up new RESULTS groups in the Northeast and to expand RESULTS' activist network.  She focused on increasing participation among youth, people of color, and low-income people.  Eliberty also facilitated advocacy workshops at the C.O.O.L. Idealist National Conference and the RESULTS International Conference.