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Emerson Fellow

Jeremy Arnold

25th Class, 2018-2019

Jeremy grew up in Charleston, West Virginia, before attending Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri, as a Founder’s Scholar. He earned a BBA in nonprofit business & social enterprise and a BA in intercultural studies. During his time in undergrad, Jeremy served as the director of a student service organization responsible for over 2,000 service events and helped develop campus workshops addressing gender, sexuality, racial justice, and mental health. He began teaching English as a Second Language in college, and continues to do so. For the past two years, Jeremy has served the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank as a Feeding America Child Hunger Corps member where he worked to build the capacity of child hunger programs through introducing new food distribution models, improving reporting processes, and creating network education opportunities. Jeremy is passionate about incorporating community voices and lived experiences into social services.

Field placement: Alabama Possible

Birmingham, Alabama

Jeremy is completing his field placement at Alabama Possible, an organization dedicated to eliminating barriers to prosperity in Alabama through education, collaboration, and advocacy. He is working to reconstruct Alabama Possible's annual Poverty Data Sheet, a tool used to educate about poverty in Alabama and advocate for social change. He is also collaborating on an Alabama poverty dashboard, an online platform used to simplify poverty data, making it more accessible to the communities it represents and fostering a deeper understanding of the disparities that exist in Alabama.

Policy placement: Feeding America

Washington, D.C.

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