I am an assistant professor of food studies in the Department of Public Health, Food Studies, and Nutrition in the Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics at Syracuse University. My research examines grassroots efforts to address food disparities in urban America. I teach introductory and upper-division courses in food studies and employ hands-on approaches through community engagement.
I am a co-founder of Syracuse Grows, a grassroots network that cultivates food justice through advocacy, education, and resources in support of urban food production.
In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, eating, drinking, and merry making with my partner Erin, our three children, and wonderful group of friends.