Alexis Babaian is a graduate student at the Friedman School exploring economic impact, communications, and operations for humanitarian assistance and international nutrition programming. She comes to Friedman and the FAQR team with a background in event production and non-profit communications working in Boston, North Carolina, and New York. Alexis has a dual BAS in economics and international affairs from Northeastern University and passions for improving food access and food systems fuels her dedication to graduate studies.
Ayten is a first-year M.S./R.D. candidate in the Food Policy and Applied Nutrition program at Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, and Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences. Her concentrations are in both nutrition interventions (design, operation, and management) and clinical dietetics. She holds a B.S. in Neuroscience and Psychology from Duke University, and has a combined decade of research in both cellular neuropharmacology and clinical medical device studies.