Kathryn Braisted

BA - Economics: General

  • 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.
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  • 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

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