Jon Wogman joined the Congressional Hunger Center in February 2008 as the Receptionist/Office Assistant and has worked with the Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program since the summer of 2008. He is committed to investing in the leadership and skill development of Emerson Hunger Fellows and believes that they have a significant role in shaping future anti-hunger and anti-poverty policies and projects. Through his various roles, he provided support and mentorship for more than 200 Hunger Fellows. He has served myriad roles with the Emerson Program including positions of Program Assistant, Program Associate, Program Coordinator, Fellowship Advisor, and Program Manager. He has worked to improve recruitment efforts which has resulted in increased applications and a more diverse application pool. As a trainer for the program, he has conducted trainings and workshops on the issues of race, class, gender, leadership, food justice, the legislative process, salary negotiation, and approaches to change. A long time New Englander, Jon now calls rural Southern Maryland his home. He is passionate about social justice issues and working to end hunger, poverty, and injustice. He believes that dismantling racism is crucial step in the fight towards ending poverty and has participated and led several workshops and trainings on anti-racism and racial equity. He is constantly striving to build his anti-racism practice in the work and life he leads. Jon holds a B.A. in political science from Susquehanna University and a MPA degree from Eastern Kentucky University. He also served as a Pennsylvania House of Representatives Legislative Fellow and worked in the office of Rep. Belfanti on the Labor Relations Committee.