I am an Associate Professor of Behavioral Science and Health Education at Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice. My teaching, research, and service focus on social determinants of health, community engagement, and qualitative research methods. My research agenda is a representation of community engaged scholarship with influence and participation from grassroots community members, community-based organizations, and academic partners. I work on multiple projects to increase access to resources needed for health, such as healthy food options, using environmental and policy interventions in rural and urban settings. My recent work focuses on identifying and addressing food insecurity among children in clinic and community settings. I received my Master’s in Public Health in Behavioral Science and Epidemiology and a Doctorate in Public Health Studies from Saint Louis University in St. Louis, MO. I am a member of the American Public Health Association, the Delta Omega Honor Society, and alumni of the Health Equity Leadership Institute. My time spent with my family includes biking, swimming, baking, and taking lots of photographs.