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Emerson Fellow

Jenny Rempel

Field Placement: Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona (Tucson, AZ)

Jenny developed outcome measurement systems for Las Milpitas de Cottonwood, a six-acre community farm in Tucson that works to increase community food security, foster community economic development, and encourage community capacity building. In addition to developing a suite of tools for program assessment, Jenny supported food production and community organizing at Las Milpitas de Cottonwood.

Hunger Free Community Report:

Assessing Impact: A Toolkit for Outcome Measurement in Community Food Security Programs is a resource for program and administrative staff at anti-hunger and community food security organizations who want to better understand program impacts and improve community food security. This toolkit offers an introduction to, case studies of, and advanced tools for outcome measurement.

Policy Placement: PolicyLink (Washington, DC)

Jenny researched and authored fact sheets, reports, and profiles about federal food and transportation policies that benefit low-income communities and communities of color. She supported the PolicyLink food access team in advocating for equitable implementation of the Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) and wrote a guide to passing equitable public policies using HFFI as a case study. Jenny helped develop the new Healthy Food Access Portal and supported the work of the Transportation Equity Caucus.

Pre-Fellowship Education and Experience:

Born and raised in Fresno, California, Jenny graduated from Stanford University in 2012 with a degree in interdisciplinary earth systems science. At Stanford, Jenny designed and facilitated a seminar on the food system, helped launch the student-led podcast Generation Anthropocene, and campaigned for a campus farm. With the Brooklyn Food Coalition and Community Food Funders, Jenny advocated for NYC food chain workers’ rights and helped lay the groundwork for a regional food systems planning process. Jenny served as a 2012 Tom Ford Fellow in Philanthropy at the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation, where she provided support to grassroots food justice organizations nationally.