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Emerson Fellow

LaFleur Stephens

9th Class, 2002-2003

Field Placement:  The Campus Kitchen’s Project at St. Louis University (St. Louis, MO)

LaFleur developed a Special Needs Meal Initiative that allowed the Campus Kitchen to serve meals to people with dietary restrictions, including those who suffer from hypertension or diabetes.  With her field site partner, she developed a reflection guide, designed to infuse learning into the service experience of student volunteers.

Hunger Free Community Report:

Hunger 101 Curriculum, an interactive simulation adaptable to many age groups and locations providing a way to learn about the effects of hunger and the experiences of people facing hunger.

Policy Placement: Connect For Kids (Washington DC)

LaFleur was responsible for conducting policy research on nutrition and food issues in support of communications for improved child nutrition program reauthorization.  Additionally she worked with the Connect For Kids webmaster to research and develop a web-based “tutorial” on child nutrition program reauthorization.

Pre-Fellowship Education/Experience:

LaFleur is a graduate of the University of Rochester, where she was a Political Science major with a minor in Spanish and was awarded the Frederick Douglass Prize for her Senior Honors Thesis.  LaFleur served as President of the Black Students’ Union, a member of the All Campus Judicial Council, a Community Learning Fellow, and New York Urban League Scholar.  She also studied abroad in Oaxaca, Mexico.