9th Class, 2002-2003
Field Placement: FOOD for Lane County (Eugene, OR)
Justin created models for community needs assessments, in order to identify where the need was greatest in Lane County, Oregon. He also identified models for needs assessments within FFLC.
Hunger Free Community Report:
The Status of Low-Income Seniors in Eugene, Oregon, the results and analysis of a survey designed to better understand the state of hunger and poverty among low-income seniors in Eugene so that service providers can intelligently address the problems, and perhaps craft programs specifically designed to provide aid to seniors who need it.
Policy Placement: The Food Research and Action Center (Washington, DC)
At FRAC, Justin researched pilot programs designed to increase elderly participation in the Food Stamp program. He examined the Thrifty Food Plan as it relates to seniors. He also built an advocacy network around senior food issues.
Justin earned a Bachelor of Science from Stanford University in Symbolic Systems (an interdisciplinary program combining Computer Science, Psychology, Philosophy, and Linguistics), and a Master of Arts in Modern Thought and Literature (another interdisciplinary major combining Literature, Philosophy, and Literary Theory). He has worked with various community kitchens in the Bay Area and initiated several anti-hunger programs with the Stanford student anti-hunger group.