Kayleigh Gamble

Kayleigh graduated from Northwestern University in 2008 with degrees in social policy and political science.  Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, she is fluent in Spanish and has worked in Latin America with Amigos de las Americas.  She has also conducted research in Valparaiso, Chile, worked with a housing collaborative in … Read more

Sarah Custer

Sarah graduated with honors from McGill University with a degree in international development studies and economics and a minor in political science. She has researched the impact of the bio-fuels industry on food security and held leadership positions in the Black Students Network, the Africana Program, and the Social Justice … Read more

Veronica Conti

Veronica graduated with honors in nutritional sciences from Cornell University in 2008. She was a Cornell Commitment Tradition Scholar, volunteered for Habitat for Humanity, and worked in Nicaragua teaching at a local school and volunteering at a program for pregnant women. She also wrote an honors thesis on body composition techniques, … Read more

Benjamin Bowman

Originally from Glastonbury, Connecticut, Benjamin graduated from Fordham University in 2007 with a degree in philosophy and Latin American and Latino studies. He has studied in El Salvador with the Casa de la Solidaridad program, and worked with various social justice communities, including the Grupo de Solidaridad in rural Nicaragua … Read more

Rachel Winch

Rachel graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from Williams College in 2006 with a double major in sociology and Asian studies and has studied abroad in India and Nicaragua. Prior to becoming and Emerson and then a Leland Fellow, Rachel taught fifth and sixth grade at Esperanza Academy, a tuition-free … Read more

Emerson Fellowship Field Placement: California Department of Health Oakland, California Rachel worked with the Network for a Healthy California to build the prescreening and outreach capacity of the Statewide Food Stamp Information Line.  She developed California’s Official Statewide Protocol for Telephone-Based … Read more

Erica Phillips

4th Class, 2007-2009 Field Placement: Zanmi Lasante/Partners In Health, Boucan Carre, Haiti Erica Phillips worked at Partners In Health (PIH) in their Agriculture Program to reduce under-nutrition in children under-5 years old through increased agricultural output of the household. The program … Read more

Michelle Petrotta

4th Class, 2007-2009 Field Placement: SHARE Foundation, San Salvador, El Salvador Michelle was placed with the advocacy program of the SHARE Foundation in El Salvador where she focused on current human rights, economic justice, and environmental concerns, especially in relation to … Read more

Daniele Nyirandutiye

4th Class, 2007-2009 Field Placement: Helen Keller Internationa (HKI), Bamako, Mali Daniele Nyirandutiye worked on the community-based therapeutic care program within HKI’s child survival project. At the time, HKI Mali was in the process of implementing Community-based Therapeutic Care (CTC) throughout … Read more

Adam Norikane

4th Class, 2007-2009 Field Placement: Christian Children’s Fund (CCF), Lusaka, Zambia Adam Norikane worked with CCF Zambia on the implementation of an Australian-funded Youth Agriculture & Marketing Project. His job entailed assisting staff in project management of a sustainable agricultural livelihoods … Read more

Meaghan Murphy

4th Class, 2007-2009 Field Placement: Mercy Corps, Ulaambaatar, Mongolia Meaghan Murphy spent her field year with Mercy Corps Mongolia (MCM), which supports rural communities in mobilizing resources to meet their economic and social needs. MCM’s emphasis is on supporting the creation of … Read more

Alder Keleman

4th Class, 2007-2009 Field Placement: International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), Mexico City, Mexico In her field placement, Alder worked in the Impacts, Targeting, and Assessment Unit of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center. Broadly, her job was to … Read more

Meagan Keefe

4th Class, 2007-2009 Field Placement: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), San Jose, Costa Rica At IFPRI’s Latin American regional office, Meagan worked on a project to study how to improve the livelihoods of poor households in rural areas by improving … Read more