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Emerson Fellow

Landy Lin

29th Class, 2022-2023

Born in New York City and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Landy Lin is a recent Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Centre College—majoring in Behavioral Neuroscience and minoring in Social Justice—who participated in various anti-poverty and hunger initiatives throughout her college career. One being the Bonner Scholarship Program, where she interned for three years and completed 1,463 hours of service. She also participated in the National Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty Program, where she helped the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers pilot a county-wide program aimed at reducing maternal health disparities due to systemic inequities. She is a co-founder of the Asian American Pacific Islander Coalition at Centre College, the first in the College's 200-year history—one of her proudest achievements.

Field placement: Wesley House Community Center

Knoxville, Tennessee

Landy is at the Wesley House Community Center in Knoxville Tennessee. She is collecting quantitative and qualitative data on the assets and barriers of the community's experience with food apartheid. Her work focuses on creating a culturally appropriate and low-barrier food pantry for the Latino, refugee, and houseless populations in Knoxville.

Policy placement: Center for Law and Social Policy

Washington, D.C.

Landy Lin is working with the Center for Law and Social Policy's (CLASP) Youth Policy Team on a number of projects and movements that are youth-centered and led. She is assisting with the New Deal for Youth evaluation report, which will be an interactive summary of the movement's past three years. She is also helping plan the convening for the three communities who are part of CLASP's Community-Driven Policies and Practices (CDPP) project, which will allow the three groups to share space and advocacy plans.

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