Project Team

The project team was assembled to reflect the breadth of scholarship and experience required of our comprehensive, integrated approach, with particular expertise in rural community-engaged research and Extension methods in the promotion of nutrition and physicalactivity behaviors, gardening and youth development among school-aged children.


Principle Researchers

Kathy Gunter Campus 2011-2016
Deborah John Campus 2011-2016



Lena Etuk Campus 2011-2014
Perry Hystad Campus 2014-2016
Gail Langellotto Campus 2011-2016
Melinda Manore Campus 2011-2016


Project Coordinator

Amanda Armington Campus 2013-2016
Kristin Trost Campus 2011-2012


Research Assistants

Sara Caldwell-Kan  Campus 2014-2015
Leah Gramlow Campus 2015-2016
Brendan Klein Campus 2012-2014
Tammy Winfield Campus 2014-2016


Graduate Students

Patrick Abi Nader Campus 2013-2016
Araya Assfaw Campus 2014-2015
Alinna Ghavami Campus 2011-2013
Evan Hilberg Campus 2013-2016
Jenny Jackson Campus 2011-2016
Erin Mitchell Campus 2011-2012


Undergraduate Research Awards Program (URAP) Apprentices

Carolyn Booth Campus 2014-2015
Bridget Jamieson Campus 2014
Ann Marie Richards Campus 2014
Emily Van Meter Campus 2014


Undergraduate Students

Claire Chappuis Campus 2014-2016
Bryan Crocker Campus 2013-2014
Andrew Derringer Campus 2013-2014
Kathleen Finneran Campus 2014-2015
Regina Godoy Campus 2014
Joshua Graves Campus 2011
Mayra Juarez-Hernandez Campus 2014-2015
Amanda Kidwell Campus 2013-2014
Rose Locklear Campus 2013-2014
Cheryl Truong Campus 2011
Brittany Williams Campus 2014-2015

*Sorted alphabetically

This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award number 2011-68001-30020. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.