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Emerson Fellow

Fatima Carson

14th Class, 2007-2008

Fatima graduated with Honors and Phi Beta Kappa from Earlham College in 2007 with a degree in economics and peace and global studies.  She served as a Bonner Scholar, Student Government member, Bonner Congress Representative, Wilderness Staff Member, and tutor.  Fatima also taught a cooking class at a local Boys and Girls Club, facilitated a challenge education program aimed at encouraging youth to become first generation college students, studied abroad in Jordan, and processed micro-credit grant proposals from organizations in Kenya, India, and Sierra Leone for Right Sharing of World Resources.

Field placement: Connecticut Food Bank

New Haven, Connecticut

Fatima assisted in the implementation of Agency Express, a new web-based program for member agencies to use in obtaining food from the Food Bank’s warehouses. She created reference materials and trained the Food Bank’s staff and the volunteers of partner programs to use the online ordering system.

Policy placement: Food Research & Action Center

Washington, D.C.

Fatima analyzed Food Stamp Program participation and practices in 25 large cities for a FRAC publication called Food Stamp Access in Urban America: A City by City Snapshot.  She also created a toolkit focusing on elderly hunger and Food Stamp Program participation.