Jeanie is entering her third year of the Master of Public Affairs and Master of Public Health dual degree program at UT. Her specific areas of interests are nutrition and agriculture policy and their impact on population health and health disparities. During her first two years in the dual-degree program, Jeanie has worked on state nutrition policy in Texas with the Center for Public Policy Priorities. This summer, Jeanie will be working on federal nutrition policy as an intern at the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) in the Food and Nutrition Service Department (FNS). While there she hopes to gain a better understanding of the federal policies, funding, and systems that govern nutrition education programs operated by the states.
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