8th Class, 2001-2002
Field Placement: FOOD for Lane County (Eugene, OR)
Jennifer researched and compiled a report with recommendations for implementing local food policy councils. She also collaborated with advocates state-wide to streamline the Food Stamp application process and visited food banks to educate direct service providers and hungry families about Food Stamp eligibility guidelines.
Policy Placement: Rural Coalition
Jennifer developed a communications strategy to better distribute materials and information to increase action from the grassroots members of the Coalition. She also conducted interviews with small family farmers and wrote their stories in the Coalition’s monthly publication, Food and Faces.
Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Arts from Wheaton College in Massachusetts where she studied Cultural Anthropology with a concentrated interest in societal meanings in food customs.