Researcher of the Week:
She is an Interdisciplinary Studies major, a URA Scholar and a McNair Scholar Scholar. She is also the Vice President of Academics, co-founder of The Garden, and a student representative on the Interdisciplinary Studies Committee. Kelsey transferred to UMBC in the fall of 2012 from West Valley Community College in San Jose, California. She plans to continue her education by pursuing a doctoral degree in public health. Once she completes her formal education she want to work domestically on the topic of malnutrition.
For her research, Kelsey will develop a four-week nutrition and garden guide to help college-aged students at UMBC increase their basic gardening skills and food sovereignty self-efficacy. To test the effectiveness of the nutrition guide and interventions supported by social cognitive theory, I will instruct student study participants in how to record a three-day food journal, which I will then review for a pre-assessment and post-assessment comparison.
Read more about Kelsey here...