Host Organization: Rise Against Hunger
First Year Placement
Nairobi, Kenya, Torit, South Sudan, and Karonga, Malawi
Maria is working with Rise Against Hunger as a Strategy and Operations Advisor, with a focus on improving food security in school settings. As a member of the Global Impact team, Maria is leading program design and implementation through a locally led approach. In South Sudan, Maria is a member of the project team for Empowering Leaders through Nutrition-Smart Agriculture. Rise Against Hunger has partnered with a residential school in a conflict area to support the transition from food assistance to full self-reliance through school-grown food. Together with the project team, Maria is developing a five-year implementation and scale strategy, as well as supporting the launch of a farmer field school. Additionally, Maria is designing locally sourced, impact-centered school meal procurement. This project is being piloted in Kenya.