Posted on August 20, 2013 · Posted in P-cubed News

At the end of the 2012-13 school year, former Interim Director of the Public Policy Program Julia Kohn announced that Emily Apple,who took the Public Policy Capstone (PUPOL 400) in Spring 2013 had been awarded the Spitzer Capstone Prize for Best Policy Project for her report “Food to the People: Evaluating New York City’s Food Access Policies.” The Spitzer Capstone Prize for Best Policy Project is awarded each academic year, with the winner earning a $100 gift card and her/his Public Policy Project report published on the Roosevelt House website.

Read more about Emily and her winning paper below:

emily appleEmily Apple is a senior at Hunter College majoring in Political Science with minors in Public Policy and Human Rights. Emily was interested in evaluating New York City’s food access policies after living in a neighborhood in Brooklyn with relatively low-access to high quality, affordable produce for most of her life. Her policy interests are not  limited to food security, but range from international development to national security to investigating the impact of money in politics. This Fall she will be interning at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU researching issues surrounding money in politics and voting rights. She also serves as the Northeast Regional Coordinator for the Roosevelt Institute | Campus Network, a national network of student-run public policy think tanks.


Food to the People: Evaluating New York City’s Food Access Policies