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Emerson Fellow

Sabrina Hamm

18th Class, 2011-2012

Sabrina grew up in San Diego, California and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 2011 with a degree in peace and conflict studies. Sabrina is the co-founder and President of Spread the Word, an academic outreach and mentoring program that empowers under-resourced high school students to pursue higher education. Sabrina also served as a Public Policy and International Affairs Fellow at UC Berkeley.

Field placement: Sacramento Housing Alliance

Sacramento, California

Sabrina worked to increase access to healthy and nutritious food for people experiencing homelessness. She conducted focus groups to gather data on the nutrition expertise and interests of homeless adults and developed a nutrition education curriculum and toolkit. She also piloted the nutrition education lessons to homeless people in Sacramento.

Policy placement: Food Research & Action Center

Washington, D.C.

Sabrina worked to maximize access to the School Breakfast Program by promoting breakfast in the classroom. She developed materials to assist school districts’ efforts to implement Community Eligibility, a new free-reduced price eligibility standard. She also analyzed the results from the School Water Survey and completed a report on the availability of drinking water in schools.