1st Class, 2001-2003
Field Placement: USAID, Kampala, Uganda
At the USAID mission in Uganda, Tammy Palmer planned, administered, and reported on food security indicators as a part of the economic growth and agriculture strategic objective. She traveled throughout the country doing assessments of the impact of relief food programs on long and short-term food security.
Policy Placement: USAID Africa Bureau, Washington, DC
Tammy worked with USAID’s Agricultural Division to help form a regional food security policy and implement the 1998 US Africa Food Security Initiative.
Tammy earned a Master’s in Public Affairs at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy and International Affairs, where she was awarded the Sasakawa Fellowship for international development. Tammy researched women and micro-enterprise development in South Africa and Jamaica as a Thomas J. Watson Fellow and examined civil society and democratization in Uganda while serving as a National Security and Education Program Fellow.