This presentation was part of “Next-Generation Perspectives in Global Food Security,” a briefing featuring the 10th Class of Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows on Friday, August 6, 2021. Watch other presentations from the briefing.
Prior to becoming a Leland Fellow, Jacqueline was a research intern at FHI 360, where she supported the Chief Science Office by conducting a rapid evidence review on the double burden of malnutrition in low- and middle-income countries. During her graduate studies, Jacqueline qualitatively explored the neighborhood-level drivers of food insecurity among aging women living with or at risk for HIV in the United States for her capstone project. She also supported a gender inequality, food insecurity, and maternal and child health study in Nepal by analyzing the intra-household factors that affect dietary diversity and food consumption among newly married women. Jacqueline was motivated to join the Leland Fellowship by her interest in working at the intersection of research and policy – she hopes to apply her research experience toward evidence generation and translation in food security programs and policies. Jacqueline holds a MS in Global Health from the University of California, San Francisco and a BS in Biology from the University of California, Los Angeles.