Originally from: West Milford, NJ - Where we have the largest bear population east of the Mississippi
PhD, Colorado State University, Community Nutrition
MPH, University of Michigan, Public Health Nutrition
BS, Miami University, Exercise Science and Health Promotion
Interests: Skiing, hiking, travelling and sports (especially Michigan football and basketball)
What drives your work?
The synergy of working in communities, involving students in research, and examining the impact of innovative approaches on improving the health of children and families, drives my commitment and passion for public health and behavioral research.
I moved to Colorado in 2000 after my masters so that I could enjoy all that Colorado offers. I continue to live in Boulder with my husband (Ryan), son (Colin), and Bernese Mountain Dog (Harkin). I’ve been at CSU for 15 years working in a variety of outreach and research positions prior to becoming a faculty member.