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Emerson Fellow, Zero Hunger Intern

Jacquelyn Sullivan

27th Class, 2020-2021

Jacquelyn Sullivan (she/her) is a North Carolina resident and a recent graduate of Guilford College where she studied Political Science and Community Studies. She has spent the past few years learning and growing in her passion for food justice, and has worked particularly with communities experiencing food insecurity and homelessness in Greensboro, N.C. During her time at Guilford, she has gained the skills to be critical and reflective about our food system, an understanding that was transformative in her further work locally and with the National Farm to School Network. She is driven by the need for a comprehensive and anti-oppressive food system that is focused on anti-poverty and anti-hunger, and centers the voices and needs of communities farthest removed from achieving autonomy over their food system.

Field placement: Project Bread

Boston, Massachusetts

Jacquelyn collaborated with Project Bread for her field site placement, an organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of hunger and poverty through systemic changes to achieve long-term results. She worked on the policy team where her focus was engaging community members though informative and action-driven advocacy. In this role, Jacquelyn sent out monthly news updates to Project Bread's community Action Team and updates their Action Academy, a guide for comprehensive anti-hunger advocacy in Massachusetts that is centered around those most disproportionately impacted by hunger, including BIPOC individuals and families with children.

Policy placement: Center for Law and Social Policy

Washington, D.C.

Jacquelyn worked with the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization advancing policy solutions for people with low incomes. She supported the Youth Policy Team with their New Deal for Youth cohort and created legislative scorecards to assess the impact of legislation on young people. In addition, Jacquelyn managed social media content, wrote blog posts, and advocated for more comprehensive, transformative, youth-led policies.

Jacquelyn was a 2nd Class Zero Hunger Intern in 2019.

Internship Placement: National Farm to School Network

Jacquelyn supported the launch of a campaign for a federal local food purchasing initiative and supported NFSN’s advocacy efforts.

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