Shanique is a 2006 graduate of Tufts University where she majored in English and Women's Studies. At Tufts, Shanique became certified as a Massachusetts rape crisis counselor, volunteered with the Student Sexual Assault Response Assistance, and served as a tutor. She also studied in Ghana for a semester and then returned there to work with an NGO for underprivileged children. Shanique completed a senior honors thesis on images of violence against women and a senior project on Caribbean migration.
Field placement: DC Hunger Solutions
Shanique assessed the impact of the Universal School Breakfast Policy implemented in D.C. Public Schools in 2005. Through a series of interviews with D.C. public school students, parents, and staff, Shanique compiled a story bank to highlight the experiences of those affected by the School Breakfast program and their recommendations for improvement.
Policy placement: National Women’s Law Center
Shanique researched various local and state efforts to strengthen child care, specifically Family, Friend and Neighbor (FFN) care, and updated information regarding child care and early education for the Center’s online fact sheets and website. She also aided the Center in organizing a meeting of key leaders in FFN care, and the Center’s Progressive Leadership and Action Network retreat.
Hunger Free Community Report
Free for All: An Evaluation of DC Public Schools’ Universal Free Breakfast Program illustrates the impact of the Universal Free Breakfast Program in Washington, D.C. and features suggestions from students, faculty, and parents for improving the program and reaching more students.