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Recent graduate wins fellowship to fight hunger, address food issues

May 12, 2013 at 11:59 pm

 

Recent Beloit College graduate Brian Shobe’12 was awarded a fellowship with the Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program. The fellowship is only offered to 20 people each year, making this quite a notable distinction.

For five months, fellows work in community-based organizations across the country, working to combat issues like poverty, hunger, and social inequality.  After reuniting and debriefing in Washington, D.C., the fellows engage in extensive policy training regarding these issues before starting work in related nonprofits or governmental agencies in the capital.

At Beloit, Shobe was a Duffy Intern and worked on community garden projects in Rockford with the organization Roots & Wings.