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Emerson Fellow

Fatima Carson

14th Class, 2007-2008

Field Placement: Connecticut Food Bank (New Haven, CT)

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.

Hunger Free Community Report: 

Promoting Client Choice: How Food Pantries Can Most Effectively Alleviate Hunger presents the benefits of increasing client choice in the pantry distribution process.  The brochure outlines eight different ways food pantries can increase client choice while also eliminating food waste.

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

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.

Pre-Fellowship Education and Experience: 

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.