Nick was a 4th Class Zero Hunger Intern in 2021.
Nick is from Indianola, Iowa. As of May 2022, he is an alumnus of Iowa State University with Bachelor of Science degrees in Global Resource Systems and Agriculture & Society (agricultural and rural policy studies), plus a minor study in Learning & Leadership Sciences. In 2017, he spent time interviewing farmers in rural India as a Borlaug-Ruan International Intern and, in 2019, collaborated with peers from around the world while studying at Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands. Prior to joining the 29th class of Emerson Fellows, Nick worked as a Legislative Aide at the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), an opportunity made possible thanks to his initial stint at FRAC as a Zero Hunger Intern in the summer of 2021. Anti-hunger work has shaped much of Nick’s path for nearly a decade and he is thrilled to continue learning and leading as an Emerson Fellow.
Field placement: Hunger Free Oklahoma