Natalie Volin

Natalie holds an MS in Agriculture, Food, and the Environment from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. At Tufts, Natalie worked on the Changing Access to Nutritious Diets in Africa and South Asia (CANDASA) project to build a database of global food price data for … Read more

Host Organization: International Food Policy Research Institute

Natalie Petrulla

Prior to becoming a Leland Fellow, Natalie worked as a Gender Integration Associate with EnCompass on the USAID Feed the Future Advancing Women’s Empowerment program, providing technical assistance for gender integration in agriculture and market systems programs. She conducted qualitative research and developed practical tools focused on increasing women’s decision-making … Read more

Host Organization: NCBA CLUSA

Mary Kate Cartmill

Mary Kate holds an MPH from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis with a concentration in Global Health. Her thesis, completed in partnership with USAID’s Feed the Future Fish Innovation Lab, utilized qualitative methods to understand the barriers to fish consumption during the complementary feeding period in … Read more

Host Organization: Tanager

Maria Omulubi

Maria is a practitioner of agricultural development in East Africa, where she has supported organizations to scale service and training delivery to smallholder farmers. Her work focuses on the intersection of people and food security. Prior to becoming a fellow, Maria held senior roles at One Acre Fund, a social … Read more

Host Organization: Rise Against Hunger

Liz Margolis

Elizabeth is an experienced policy and data analyst in the field of food and gender, with strong communications skills and a passion for humanitarian response and social development. Her research has focused in Social Development and Protection, Food Systems, Security, Sovereignty, and Anthropologies, Sexuality and Gender, Latin America and Guatemala, … Read more

Host Organization: World Vision International

Lexi Kirton

After working in international trade and public procurement for several years, Alexandra Kirton made a career transition to focus on food systems and emergency management. She began this transition at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service where earned her Master of Public Administration with a focus … Read more

Host Organization: Mercy Corps

Felipe Cook

Felipe Cook was born in Fairbanks, Alaska at 30 below. He later graduated from the University of New Mexico with a BA in Political Science and included a year of international policy studies at the University of Leeds, U.K. Felipe worked in education in the Teach For America Phoenix Cohort … Read more

Host Organization: ACDI/VOCA

Farah Ahmad

Farah Ahmad graduated from The Friedman School at Tufts University and Tufts University School of Medicine in 2020 with an MS/ MPH in Public Health Nutrition. For her Master’s of Science Internship, Farah joined the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) as a Tisch International Nutrition Fellow. While at the USDA … Read more

Host Organization: Mercy Corps

Doug Nagie

Doug holds a dual BA in History and in International Studies from the University of Utah. He studied international development in Dakar, Senegal, and with RECODEF, a Senegalese NGO which promotes economic development, sustainable agriculture, and women’s equality in the rural community of Fissel. He has experience working in communities … Read more

Host Organization: ACDI/VOCA

Casey Tokeshi

Casey is from Los Angeles, California. She graduated from the University of Washington in June 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in both Medical Anthropology and Global Health, and Political Science, and from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in May 2021 with a Master of Health Science … Read more

Host Organization: Alliance of Bioversity and CIAT

Breanna Gomillion

Breanna Gomillion holds a Master of Public Policy from Michigan State University. Her master’s capstone applied a systems approach to expand and integrate workforce development programs with social service systems to address the variety of causes and consequences of chronic disengagement from school and work like access to safe and … Read more

Host Organization: InterAction

Bailey Adams

Bailey holds a Masters in Global Human Development from Georgetown University with specializations in nutrition, food security, and humanitarian emergencies. During her tenure at Georgetown, Bailey worked with the Office of Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition at USAID and served as a consultant and research analyst alongside the team … Read more

Host Organization: UN World Food Programme