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Leland Fellow

Liz Margolis

11th Class, 2021-2023

Elizabeth is an experienced policy and data analyst in the field of food and gender, with strong communications skills and a passion for humanitarian response and social development. Her research has focused on Food Systems, Security, Sovereignty, and Anthropologies, Social Development and Protection, Sexuality and Gender, Latin America and Guatemala, and more. She earned her MA in Social Development with Distinction from the University of Sussex (Ranked #1 in the World for Development Studies), and her BA in Public Policy and Ethics magna cum laude from the Templeton Honors College at Eastern University. She is originally from Connecticut and is fluent in French and Spanish. Liz has several years of work experience in research, policy and data analysis with the UN World Food Programme and several US-based NGOs.

Host Organization: World Vision International

First Year Placement
Denver, Colorado (remote)

As a recipient of the Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellowship (’21-’23), Liz is working in humanitarian advocacy and food security policy with World Vision International. She is responsible for food security policy research and analysis, famine prevention advocacy and communications, and coordination for the UN Food Systems Summit follow up and Working Groups for School Meals and UNFSS. She is also researching localization policy and gender in food systems, developing advocacy case studies, and supporting advocacy humanitarian response groups and the Global Hunger Initiative.