“Engaging Participants as Partners in Colorado: Insights from the Field” was presented by Bill Emerson Hunger Fellow Alexandrea Wilson as part of the briefing “A Snapshot of Hunger in America” on February 17, 2022. Alexandrea was placed with Warren Village in Denver, Colorado, from September, 2021 to February, 2022.
Publication tags: Field Reports, Video - Income, Expenses, and Hunger
Alexandrea is from Chicago, Illinois, and recently graduated with her masters in social service administration from the University of Chicago. Prior to graduate school Alexandrea served in the Peace Corps and AmeriCorps where she worked on health related projects where she began to understand the importance of food access in improving community health outcomes. Last summer Alexandrea worked with the Chicago Food Policy Action Council where she helped to build out an internship program aimed toward creating opportunities for underrepresented identities in environmental work. Alexandrea also created a podcast - Healing the Land where she aims to create dialogue that highlights BIPOC voices on the topic of racial and environmental justice.