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Emerson Fellow

Trish Abalo

26th Class, 2019-2020

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Raised in Midland, Michigan, Trish graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in interdisciplinary studies in public health, and a minor in philosophy. While at MSU, Trish researched small-scale urban markets in Detroit, Mich. and Lilongwe, Malawi through the Global Center for Food Systems Innovations, where her team generated outcomes shared in a FY16 USAID Title XII Report to Congress. After graduating, she evaluated community capacity building programs in the Sisaket Province of Northeastern Thailand with Raitong Organics Farm, as a MIT D-Lab Monitoring & Evaluation Fellow. She has also facilitated a massive open online course as a teaching assistant for the Smithsonian Institution and Harvard Extension School, and served in the North Quarter of Grand Rapids, Mich. through Cherry Health AmeriCorps, assessing and expanding a CDC-funded women’s health and community gardening program.

Field placement: Hunger Free Colorado

Denver, Colorado

Policy placement: AARP Foundation

Washington, D.C.