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Board Member / Nutrition Advisor
Emily Seiger is working toward her PhD in Nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is also pursuing a graduate certificate in participatory research. Her research and practice interests include using mixed methods, participatory, and community-centered research to understand the impact of the outsider and colonialism on global nutrition interventions and communities’ interest in participating in them. Emily is passionate about ethical and mutually beneficial global partnerships to tackle complex issues. She is a passionate advocate of the importance of community knowledge and its integration and prioritization in the design of interventions and programs. Her dissertation project is in partnership with CFK Africa, a non-governmental organization based in Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya to work with adolescent girls to understand how environmental and social factors influence their dietary patterns, physical activity, and the risk of malnutrition to ultimately design a community-engaged malnutrition prevention intervention for adolescents in Kibera. Emily also partners with youth in Raleigh, NC using participatory research to foster youth engagement and leadership development for service and racial equity within their community. Emily is a former 2SOL employee where she worked as the Zimbabwe Liaison. In her free time she loves hiking with her husband and dog, Tubbs and playing volleyball!