Shannon Patty

7th Class, 2013-2015 Policy Placement: FEWS NET, Washington, DC Shannon continued her field research by developing an analysis approach for humanitarian assistance within the Integrated Phase Classification (IPC) framework in preparation for a global FEWS NET training session. The initial … Read more

Policy Brief on Gender and Climate-Smart Agriculture in Kenya

This policy brief communicates the results from field research about carbon-reducing projects to policy-makers and organizations considering funding future projects. The brief aims to show that gender was an important concept in the design of these projects, and that for these … Read more

Quinn Bernier

6th Class, 2011-2013 Field Placement: World Agroforestry Institute, Kisumu, Kenya Quinn Bernier worked with the World Agroforesty Center (ICRAF) at field sites in Western Kenya on the Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) research program. He provided research support … Read more

Heifer International

Heifer works to end hunger and poverty in partnership with the communities they serve. Their programs support entrepreneurs around the … Read more

Alisha Myers

1st Class, 2001-2003 Field Placement: Catholic Relief Services, Nairobi, Kenya Alisha Myers worked with the new Sudan Strategic Program Plan to develop educational materials related to food security strategies. She traveled to Southern Sudan to evaluate local farming systems management … Read more

Melody Mc Neil

1st Class, 2001-2003 Field Placement: International Service for Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications, Nairobi, Kenya Melody Mc Neil promoted sustainable agriculture programs in Kenya and Uganda by researching the benefits and barriers to biotechnology for smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa. Policy … Read more

Daniel Abbott

Dan received an MPH from Emory University with a focus on Global Environmental Health. He worked with CARE Kenya to conduct field research on access to, and use of, safe drinking water in households in rural Kenya. His recommendations contributed to meaningful changes in the distribution of household water treatment … Read more

3rd Class, 2005-2007 Field Placement: Heifer International/African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF), Homa Bay, Kenya Dan Abbott worked with Heifer International in Homa Bay, an area of Kenya severely impacted by HIV, on a project to provide livelihoods for caregivers … Read more

Carmen Jaquez

4th Class, 2007-2009 Field Placement: Land O’Lakes International, Nairobi, Kenya Placed with Land O’Lakes, Carmen Jaquez conducted assessments of activities taking place within pastoralist regions of Africa. This ultimately expanded to incorporate livestock-based interventions (including cattle, goat, sheep, poultry) in dryland … Read more