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Kathryn Braisted BA - Economics: General


Student Organizations
SPA Leadership Program
Alpha Phi Omega
Leadership Position Currently Held
SPA Leadership Teaching Assistant
Favorite Spot on Campus
anywhere grassy!
Favorite Place in Washington DC
Glover Archbold trail
I am a senior pursuing a Bachelors of Arts in Economics and a Certificate in Advanced Leadership Studies.

Currently, I'm a teaching assistant for the School of Public Affairs Leadership program and an intern for DC Greens' School Garden Program. Since January 2011 I have been a tutor for the Academic Support Center, though which I help other students in microeconomics and introductory mathematics courses. 

Given this nation's problematic obesity epidemic, I'm invested in being part of a solution that fosters a deeper relationship between consumers and their food by improving food security, childhood nutrition programs, adult nutrition education, and the world's diet as a whole. I think this solution needs to come from the hands of all stakeholders: children, families, community members, school officials, and policy makers.

My economic research interests include public health policy, risky' health decisions and their implications, and health outcomes in particular communities.