She is passionate about promoting food security, food justice, and food sovereignty. In essence – who gets to eat, what do they eat, and how was it produced? She believes that food issues are symptomatic of structural inequities and have the power to galvanize social movements at local and global levels. To that end, her research interests also include race and privilege, inclusive community building and organizing, and sustainable community development.

PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2017
MSW, Florida State University, 2011
BA, University of Florida, Philosophy, 2002
BS, University of Florida, Microbiology & Cell Sciences, 2001