Elizabeth McCarthy

Beth graduated cum laude from Harvard College in 2005 with a degree in Social Studies and a certificate in Health Policy.  Her senior thesis examined how personal responsibility affects obesity policy in the United States. While interning at the Institute of Medicine, Beth collaborated on a paper published in the … Read more

Sindri McDonald

Sindri graduated from Saint Mary’s College of Maryland in 2006 with a degree in Political Science and a minor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality studies.  Prior to attending college Sindri received Amnesty International’s 2001 Patrick Stewart Human Rights Scholarship and spent six months working on issues of hunger and poverty … Read more

Eliberty Jimenez

Eliberty earned a BS in Policy and Management in 2006 from Carnegie Mellon University where she was a leader in the Spanish and Latin American Student Association.  She also worked at an immigration law firm while completing the Public Law Program semester at American University.  Eliberty served as a policy … Read more

Girmay Zahilay

Girmay is a 2009 graduate of Stanford University, where he earned a degree in biological sciences. On campus, he served as the president of the Black Student Union, the president of his Sophomore Class, a member of the Spoken Word Collective, a mentor in the East Palo Alto Boys & … Read more

Sarah Lyons

16th Class, 2009-2010 Field Placement: New York City Department of Health (New York City, NY) Sarah worked with the Healthy Bodegas Initiative to reduce disparities in healthy food access.  She created a toolkit for the Adopt-a-Bodega program, which connects community organizations and … Read more

Community Food Assessment of Bedford-Stuyvesant

Community Food Assessment of Bedford-Stuyvesant documents the severely limited access to healthy foods in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn and the effect this has on community health.