Sydney (she/her) is a graduate research Assistant in the BAT Lab at the Gillings School of Global Public Health where she is pursuing a Masters in Public Health in Global Health. She is passionate about using systems thinking and quality improvement strategies to improve the health, happiness, and general wellbeing of populations throughout the world. Before joining the BAT Lab, she was a case investigator and contact tracer for Partners in Health. Prior to this, she was an AmeriCorps VISTA member at Willing Hands in Norwich Vermont where she created development plans for weekend backpack programs and food shelves in primary schools. Sydney has experience, both domestically and globally, creating curriculum about food insecurity, nutrition, and cooking for children aged 7 years – 13 years.
Sydney received her B.S. in Community and International Development with a concentration in Nutrition and Food Sciences from The University of Vermont.