I joined the Department of Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management in the fall semester 2017, after completing my Ph.D. at Oklahoma State University. I have worked as a registered dietitian, restaurant and wine marketing manager, and culinary assistant. My research interests are in healthy eating environment, local/sustainable food consumption, food safety, and entrepreneurship in the hospitality industry. Additionally, I am currently researching the effects of health and safety strategies on shareholder value. She teaches fundamentals of food and culinary science and food service management.