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Katie Butterfield

Katie Butterfield
Professional Title: 
Graduate Student
Katie's research interests are food inequality; health; quantitative methods; and race, class, and gender. Currently, she studies the accessibility of community gardens across the United States and their potential to alleviate food insecurity and food desert conditions among different demographics. More broadly, she's interested in how race, class, and gender shape local food environments and who has access to healthy food, with a particular focus on improving food security and diet-related health. Her research emphasizes the importance of local food environments for individual food access, but also speaks to the need to dismantle broader systems of inequality within the global food system.