Bree Bode (MPH, CHES) is a PhD student in her last semester of coursework 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 undergraduate students, being awarded with the 21st Century Scholar honor by the Society of Public Health Education (SOPHE) and recognized as one of their, "Faces of Health," and completing her role as 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.