Anna Leigh is an MS candidate concentrating on Food and Nutrition Policy and Programs. Prior to Tufts, her research explored treatment of epileptic patients through Precision Ketogenic Therapy. She holds a B.S. in Health Education from the University of Florida.
The Knowledge Sharing work stream focuses on disseminating research, building our evidence base and engaging in activities such as The Future of Food Assistance for Nutrition: Evidence Summit II, REFINE, and the FAQR website.
Natalie is an MS candidate in the Agriculture, Food, and Environment program. Prior to the Friedman School, Natalie was an agroforestry extension agent with the Peace Corps in Guinea from 2016 to 2019, working to improve nutrition outcomes through agricultural interventions. Her graduate studies focus on sustainable agriculture and evidence-based policy in relation to global food security.
Kristen is an MS/MPH candidate concentrating in Food and Nutrition Policy and Programs. Prior to Tufts, Kristen was working at Project Bread, a Boston-based nonprofit working to prevent and end hunger in Massachusetts. She holds a B.S. in Dietetics and Nutrition from the University of Vermont.
Mary Kate is a recent graduate of the College of Saint Elizabeth where she completed her MS/RD in Nutrition. Her concentration was in Community and Public Health Nutrition with supervised practice focused on planning and designing community nutrition interventions. Prior to FAQR, she worked for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) assessing maternal and child nutrition and food security.
Kristin is a graduate from the University of Connecticut where she earned a B.S. in Animal Science with a concentration in Food Science. Most of her time involved close work with poultry science in addition to her previous research in organometallic chemistry at Lafayette College. Since graduation she has been a Quality Control Analyst for a global food safety biotechnology company.