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Emerson Fellow

Kyle Machicado

23rd Class, 2016-2017

Born in Fairfax, Virginia, Kyle graduated from Stanford University in 2016 with a degree in human biology with a concentration in public health and sustainable development. At Stanford, Kyle was involved in anti-human trafficking advocacy work as part of the leadership of the Stanford chapter of the International Justice Mission. He also participated in sustainable agriculture initiatives and worked with local environmental non-profits to devise strategies for increasing volunteer recruitment and retention. Kyle also worked as a Youth Care Worker at the Beth Uriel Youth Center in Cape Town, South Africa.

Field placement: Dreaming Out Loud

Washington, D.C.

Kyle worked with the D.C.-based, food justice non-profit Dreaming Out Loud to develop evaluation metrics for measuring the food access impact of farmer's markets in underserved communities. He also worked to develop a micro-enterprise program through market research and collaboration with local partners to better understand the role of cottage food entrepreneurship in D.C.

Policy placement: Center for Community Change

Washington, D.C.

Kyle supported hundreds of grassroots partner organizations in the Fair Immigration Reform Movement through the creation and dissemination of immigration related toolkits, information sheets, and other related materials. He also wrote articles for the Housing Trust Fund Project’s Advocacy Skill share blog which detailed innovative solutions to national housing issues, and created internal project recommendations for advancing anti-gentrification efforts.

Hunger Free Community Report

Cottage Food in DC: An Entrepreneur’s Guide/Cottage food en DC: Una guía para los empresarios is a 32-page cottage food entrepreneurship guide that walks potential entrepreneurs through everything needed to plan, start, and expand a cottage food business. Available in both English and Spanish, this guide is meant to lower barriers to entry for potential entrepreneurs regardless of existing business experience.

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