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Staff Member

Emily Byers

Director, Leland International Hunger Fellows Program

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Emily is responsible for the strategic direction, design, implementation and administration of the Leland Program. This includes recruitment and selection of fellows and host organizations, training and advising of fellows, and long-term program evolution. Prior to joining the Hunger Center, Emily served as Director of Policy for the Initiative for Global Development (IGD) and worked in the Government Relations department of Bread for the World. Emily holds an MSc in international political economy from the London School of Economics and a bachelor’s degree from Providence College.

Emily is driven by the belief that for hunger is an unconscionable waste of human potential. She aims to remain a pragmatic idealist in the service of food and nutrition security for all. She also loves ballet, cats and being a mom.