Is a food lover, certified health education specialist, and passionate advocate for social and environmental justice. She has worked for the last eight years as a writer, researcher, and social impact strategist connecting people, ideas, and organizations to advance programs that support community health and happiness. She enjoys translating complex topics into engaging stories and developing collaborative solutions to address injustice and inequity. Born and raised on New York City's Upper West Side, her favorite food memories include hot H&H bagels at 1:00 am and spending Saturdays bouncing at the Zabars deli counter. She'll gladly talk to you about fermentation, herbalism, foraging, health promotion, and science fiction (as well as the connections between them) for hours.