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Emerson Fellow

LaFleur Stephens

9th Class, 2002-2003

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.

Field placement: Campus Kitchens Project

St. Louis, Missouri

LaFleur developed a Special Needs Meal Initiative that allowed the Campus Kitchen Project at St. Louis University 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.

Policy placement: Connect For Kids

Washington, D.C.

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.

Hunger Free Community Report

Hunger 101 Curriculum is 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.