16th Class, 2009-2010
Field Placement: New Orleans Food and Farm Network (New Orleans, LA)
Patrice compiled curriculum materials for an urban agricultural entrepreneurship training pilot program. She also conducted interviews with community members and local experts on the extensive history of food in the region to add local perspectives to the pilot program.
Hunger Free Community Report:
Rebuilding to Revival: Urban Agriculture in New Orleans is a multimedia presentation of interviews, photos, historical data, and music that introduces the “Food Talk Project” to more area schools in the hopes of increasing partnerships. Food Talk is a collaboration of NOFFN, area high schools, and community members who come together to discuss food as it relates to community building and social change.
Policy Placement: Corporation for Enterprise Development (Washington, DC)
Patrice collected data about the ability to build wealth in impoverished communities throughout the country and researched existing state policies that assist cities in asset building. Her research supported the Assets and Opportunities Scorecard project, which assesses policies that help residents build and protect assets in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Pre-Fellowship Education and Experience:
Originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, Patrice graduated from North Carolina Central University in 2008 with a degree in political science. She studied agricultural development and food sovereignty in Chiapas, Mexico as an Institute for International Public Policy fellow and participated in the Global Youth Connect El Salvador Program. She has held internships with the Latin America Working Group and General Electric, and worked as a research assistant for a year after college.