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Leland Fellow

Luis Cabrera

6th Class, 2011-2013.

Field Placement: World Food Program, Guatemala City, Guatemala

Luis worked with WFP Guatemala to develop a food security project in the Dry Corridor of Guatemala. The project aimed to strengthen food security by adapting and responding to climate change in the area. He also supported other projects, such as the Food Consumption Survey and Purchase for Progress. In addition, Luis worked in the Public Information sector of WFP on resource mobilization and emergency donor appeals. Read his interview with WFP Public Information Officer, Elizabeth Sagastume, to learn more about Luis’ fellowship experience, his work with WFP in Guatemala, and what drives him to work against hunger.

Policy Placement: World Food Program, Guatemala City, Guatemala

Luis worked with WFP Guatemala to strengthen the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system and support Vulnerability Analysis Mapping (VAM) initiatives. Luis integrated the new WFP Global M&E System (COMET) into the Guatemala country office and supported the continuous monitoring of WFP’s projects in the country. He also supported the VAM unit in food price analysis, food security monitoring and beneficiary targeting for new projects. In addition, Luis worked on impact analysis for Guatemala.

Pre-Fellowship Education/Experience:

Luis Cabrera was born in Callao, Peru and immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 12. He served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Chinandega, Nicaragua where he taught entrepreneurship in local high schools and worked with the National Farmers Union on value chain projects and the expansion of new markets. Luis remained involved in food security and accessibility after the Peace Corps and served on the Board of Directors of the Latino Farmers Cooperative of Louisiana. Luis holds a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of New Orleans and a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance from Syracuse University.