Bree Bode (MPH, CHES) is a PhD candidate in her last semester ABD in the Community Health program at Wayne State University. Bree advances health equity by conducting research activities to find community-based solutions to public health problems related to the food insecurity-obesity paradox. She has a special interest in variables that influence food choices. Some of Bree's recent activities in research, practice, and service include co-presenting at APHA in 2019, teaching health education to university students, being awarded with a 2020-2021APHA Food and Nutrition Fellow, the 21st Century Scholar honor by the Society of Public Health Education (SOPHE) and recognized as one of their, "Faces of Health," and the immediate past CO-VP to GLC-SOPHE. Bree enjoys action-oriented collaborative approaches to public and community health work and looks forward to serving in HEI member committees to advance the organization's mission.