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Emerson Fellow

Micah Schwartz

11th Class, 2004-2005

Micah graduated in 2003 from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in political and social thought.  He completed an honors thesis on the welfare reformsof the Clinton administration and served as student body president.  After graduation, Micah spent a year teaching and coaching at a boarding school in the countryside near London, England.

Field placement: San Antonio Food Bank

San Antonio, Texas

Micah conducted research on the viability of a 30-day community-wide menu that the food bank’s feeding sites could employ in order to lower costs, increase volume, and improve community nutrition.  He also helped manage the food bank’s participation in the national America’s Second Harvest hunger study and assisted with food stamp outreach and local nutrition education.

Policy placement: Office of Senator Blanche Lincoln

Washington, D.C.

Micah provided research and support to the Senator in her role as co-chair of the Senate Hunger Caucus.  He also designed a resource guide on the history of the federal government’s hunger-fighting programs intended for Congressional members and staffers.