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I'm a proud alumna of the George Washington University, specifically its School of Media and Public Affairs and the Elizabeth Somers Women's Leadership Program.  Go Colonials!

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While I do not currently conduct research on food politics, it became one of my major interests in grad school.  During the university's January term, I helped Politics Professor Paul Freedman with his class on the Politics of Food and I was the program coordinator for the Morven Summer Institute, an interdisciplinary summer program that offers classes in politics, environmental science and architecture at UVA's beautiful Morven Farm.  

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I love playing sports, particularly soccer, volleyball and softball.  My graduate school intramural team, Shock & Awe, played everything from softball to volleyball to soccer throughout the year.  In Austin, I play soccer with the Austin Women's Soccer League.  I also enjoy watching the US Women's National Team and National Women's Soccer League--friends and I attended two Women's World Cup matches and I'm a big fan of the Houston Dash!