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.
Host Organization: WorldFish
First Year Placement
Jacqueline is currently working with WorldFish in Dhaka, Bangladesh as a Nutrition Fellow. She is supporting the IDEA: Income, Diets and Empowerment through Aquaculture project. As a nutrition-sensitive project, IDEA aims to improve incomes through aquaculture production, diversify diets with a focus on fish consumption, and empower women. Jacqueline’s primary role is to support the research and policy aspects of the project’s nutrition component. She is conducting a nutrition-related knowledge, attitudes, and practices study to help inform the social behavior change communication strategy of the project. To support the team’s policy work, Jacqueline will identify the local-level barriers to nutrition policy implementation through a backwards mapping study.
Second Year Placement