5th Class, 2009-2011
Field Placement: World Bank, Bangladesh
Tiffany Imes supported the School Health and Nutrition (SHN) initiative at the World Bank office in Bangladesh. In order to facilitate the integration of SHN activities into education sector plans, Tiffany created a stakeholder map of all school-based health and nutrition activities. The stakeholder map helped to promote collaboration, minimize duplication, and identify gaps as well as potential areas to be scaled-up. In conjunction with this SHN initiative, Tiffany participated in strengthening a partnership between the World Bank and WFP to explore opportunities for effective and sustainable school feeding and health and nutrition programs in the country. Bangladesh was one of seven countries piloting this institutional health and nutrition partnership. Tiffany also supported a consultative workshop on approaches to sustainable school feeding, in addition to coordinating a pilot study and contributing to other SHN operations research.
Policy Placement: US Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC
As a member of the Global Food Security Initiative management team, Tiffany worked on the Feed the Future Initiative in the U.S. Department of Agriculture. She provided technical support to the implementation phase of USDA’s Action Plan Strategy in Bangladesh and Ghana. Tiffany worked closely with program and project managers across the Department to strengthen synergies and linkages between existing programs and USDA’s global investments in research and data analysis. Her primary responsibilities included establishing and implementing a joint work plan with the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, identifying best practices and tools for preventing increased post-harvest aflatoxin contamination of maize and groundnuts, and supporting the coordination of USDA and USAID activities and programs in Bangladesh.
Prior to the fellowship, Tiffany worked as a Program Specialist in literacy, operations, and nutrition for Save the Children, USA. She holds an MSPH in Parasitology from the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and a BA in Geography from Colgate University. While working towards her MSPH, Tiffany served as a field technician in Guinea and supported research that focused on disease surveillance. After graduation, she returned to work in West Africa as a Program Coordinator for the Tulane University West Africa Research Program and the World Health Organization, focusing on building Lassa fever surveillance and laboratory diagnostic capacity in Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea. At the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Tiffany served as a Program Assistant where she provided logistical support and technical assistance for agricultural programming in Afghanistan. Tiffany also served as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in South Korea.