Ashlyn is a senior Haslam Scholar at the University of Tennessee designing an interdisciplinary major through the College Scholars Program titled Food Security and Public Health Nutrition with minors in Spanish and International Agriculture. She is passionate about cultivating sustainable food systems by alleviating food insecurity whether on her campus or internationally. On campus, she serves as the President for the Student Basic Needs Coalition (SBNC) to advocate for basic needs to be met for all Vols including food, housing, health, and safety through equitable and systemic means. Her independent research in the HEALTHE lab of the Nutrition Department involves a qualitative study of the lived experience of food insecurity among college students at UT. She is actively involved in the city of Knoxville serving as an Associate member on the Knoxville Food Policy Council, leading a cooking club at Pond Gap elementary school, and volunteering at local farmers markets with the SNAP-doubling program. As an artist and avid adventure-seeker, her hobbies include drawing and watercolor painting, hiking, and cooking. She enjoys frequenting local restaurants and exploring the food scene of Knoxville for inspiration in her own kitchen.
Ashlyn's Involvement: Student Basic Needs Coalition, Big Orange Pantry, Pond Gap Elementary School, Amachi Mentor, Leadership Knoxville Scholars, Smith Center of International Agriculture Ambassadors
Meet with Ashlyn!
Ashlyn offers virtual office hours at the following times:
- Tuesdays from 12:00 -2:00 PM
Want to attend class with Ashlyn? She hosts students for the following class:
- Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9:50-11:05am Nutrition 412 (NUTR 412) Food and Nutrition in Community