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Emerson Fellow

Gabe Hafemann

29th Class, 2022-2023

A lifelong Upper Midwesterner and proud child of the Driftless region, Gabe has spent the last ten years exploring unique niches in regional policy and food systems. They’ve taken a hands-on approach to service and learning – advancing food cooperatives’ outreach and operations, farming on a UNESCO world heritage site, supporting LGBTQ youth in rural Wisconsin schools, and consulting to sustainable agriculture and hunger relief nonprofits. In 2021, they graduated magna cum laude in Political Science from the University of Minnesota, where they focused their undergraduate thesis on labor organizing in the COVID-19 era. They strive to inform policy and practice such that everyone can be seen, celebrated, and well-fed.

Field placement: Greater Boston Food Bank

Boston, Massachusetts

Policy placement: RESULTS

Washington, D.C.