MA Alumni 2015
Food Security, Food Policy, Food Justice
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.
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).