Hunter College congratulates Jiaqi Situ ’23 on being chosen as a Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellow.
Emerson National Fellows fight hunger and poverty at community groups across the country and study policy in Washington, D.C. Situ’s field placement is with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.
A Psychology major who earned a certificate in Public Policy, Situ grew up in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, and interned with the New York City Department of Social Services.
Named for the late Congress Member Bill Emerson (R–Missouri), who crossed political lines in the fight to end hunger, the fellowship aims to bridge gaps between local anti-poverty efforts and national public policy groups by supporting program development, research, evaluation, outreach, organizing, and advocacy. It is a program of the Congressional Hunger Center, a nonprofit dedicated to the principle that nutritious, affordable, culturally appropriate food is a human right.
Hunter’s Office of Prestigious Scholarships and Fellowships has a stellar track record in preparing students for many different kinds of competitive scholarships and fellowships. In recent years, the college has produced two Rhodes, two Marshall, five Schwarzman, five Luce, four Goldwater, and 36 Fulbright Scholars among many other prestigious awardees.