“Strengthening SNAP Outreach: Increasing Funding and Eliminating Barriers to Access” was presented by Bill Emerson Hunger Fellow Tenzin Dhakong as part of the briefing “A Snapshot of Hunger in America” on February 17, 2022. Tenzin was placed with Hunger Free Colorado in Denver, Colorado, from September, 2021 to February, 2022.
Publication tags: Field Reports, Video - Domestic Federal Nutrition Programs, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)/Food Stamps
Tenzin Dhakong is a 1.5 generation immigrant from Minnesota. She graduated with distinction and Phi Beta Kappa honors from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (UMN). At the UMN, Tenzin was involved in a number of public service-centered programs such as the Public Policy and International Affairs Program, the Urban Scholars Program, and the Capitol Pathways program. She is passionate about educational equity and youth work. Recently, she served as Legislative Assistant for the Minnesota House of Representatives.