Nicole Chappelle, MA 2015

MA Alumni 2015

Emphasis

Practicing Sociology

Research Interests

Food Security, Food Policy, Food Justice

Education/Career Goals

To continue being a researcher influencing the lives of people in rural communities in the areas of health and food security.

Before the Program

I received a bachelor's degree in Sociology from Sacramento State in 2011. I took off some time before considering applying for a master's degree, teaching Zumba classes and working odd jobs.

Placement

My placement was with the California Center for Rural Policy (CCRP) and I designed a marketing and outreach plan for administering an HSU Student Food Security Survey. I assisted in the analysis and summarization of the data, which became the foundation for my thesis.

Why HSU Public Sociology

I decided to continue on with sociology because of my background in sociology, and I wanted more experience with research methods. I chose HSU because I am from this area and I love the climate, location, and the campus.

Favorite place to see/visit in Humboldt County

Arcata Community Forest, Trinidad State Beach, Strawberry Rock, and Kimtu Beach along the Trinity River (in Willow Creek).

Additional information

Emphasis

Practicing Sociology

Research Interests

Food Security, Food Policy, Food Justice

Final Product