Daniel is from San Diego and graduated in 2007 from the University of California San Diego with a degree in human biology and a minor in music. He earned a Masters in Public Health from Boston University in 2009. He has served as a facilitator and peer educator at the … Read more
16th Class, 2009-2010 Field Placement: The Food Project (Boston, MA) Gina conducted a comprehensive program evaluation of a city government-led initiative promoting SNAP benefit redemption at farmers markets, and identified strategies to improve access to healthy food in low- and … Read more
A northern California native, Amy graduated from Willamette University in 2008 with a degree in sociology and a minor in Spanish. She has researched the distribution of emergency food in the Willamette Valley and coordinated social justice projects at the Office of Community Service Learning. She also studied abroad in … Read more
16th Class, 2009-2010 Field Placement: Oregon Child Development Coalition (Portland, OR) Lindsay studied family child care providers’ participation in the Child and Adult Care Food program (CACFP) and highlighted success stories in Oregon, focusing on promoting program enrollment and retention … Read more
16th Class, 2009-2010 Field Placement: Center for Health Equity (Louisville, KY) Kate worked with this city government agency to increase healthy food options for Louisville residents. She built a repository for all research and grassroots initiatives addressing food security in … Read more
Originally from Boston, Amara studied architecture and urban planning at Sarah Lawrence College and wrote her senior thesis on the social implications of architectural form. She has worked in child development, nutrition, and sustainable food systems on campus, at the Food Project in Boston, and at Sustainable South Bronx.
16th Class, 2009-2010 Field Placement: Medical-Legal Partnership |Boston (Boston, MA) Linda provided legal advocacy to low-income and food insecure patient families of the Boston Medical Center to help them access SNAP, food resources, and other income supports. She also interviewed … Read more
Hailing from Monee, Illinois, Danny graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University in 2009 with a double major in Spanish and environmental studies. He studied in Spain, ran cross-country and track and field, and received two fellowships to fund his work in environmental and food justice. He also completed a senior thesis … Read more
16th Class, 2009-2010 Field Placement: Food Security Partners of Middle Tennessee (Nashville, TN) Jennifer worked in partnership with religious congregations and community stakeholders to advocate for increasing access to full-service grocery stores in Nashville’s three “food desert” areas. She designed … Read more
16th Class, 2009-2010 Field Placement: Hunger Task Force (Milwaukee, WI) Tasha Askew developed a bilingual study of the impact of the economic downturn on food pantry and community kitchen clients. She collected data on household demographics, food insecurity, participation in federal … Read more
What are Emerson Program Alumni doing now? This special “Alumni Update” includes information about current activities of Alumni from classes 8-15 (2001 – 2009).
Community Food Assessment of Bedford-Stuyvesant documents the severely limited access to healthy foods in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn and the effect this has on community health.