Food Policy

Briana Nelson

Total Transformation: Focus, Execution, and What We Want to Do with Our Lives

Briana Nelson

In eighth grade, Briana Nelson decided to improve her fitness. With personal initiative and family support, a lifetime passion for nutrition was born. “It was a total transformation,” Nelson says, and her ability to focus and move herself forward toward big goals is helping her achieve great things as a student-athlete and as an ambassador for health equity. Read more

Brooke Callaghan

Inspired by Adversity to Create Better Health through Food

Brooke Callaghan

Inspired by her own brush with food insecurity, master's student Brooke Callaghan has committed her education, and her own personal time, to improving food access and trying to combat health risks associated malnutrition. Read more

Maddie Schmitter

Environmental Studies and Human Nutrition: A Vital Nexus of Public Health Potential

Maddy Schmitter, BS ’19

Maddy Schmitter writes from Southeast Asia, where she is working on organic farms to learn more about sustainable food systems. With these experiences and all she learned as a public health student at Michigan, she will continue supporting practices that lead to better human and environmental health. Read more

Hollie Kicinski

Analyst by Day, Anthropologist by Heart

Hollie Kicinski, MPH ’17

Anthropology showed her how the human body works in its environment. Nutritional Sciences taught her to interpret and apply data. Now Hollie Kicinski is bringing it all together to improve public health across the state of Indiana. Read more