Hallie Nelson — Biosystems Engineering
Hallie Nelson is a senior majoring in biosystems engineering from Birmingham, Alabama, and has minors in Spanish, sustainability studies and community and civic engagement. Through taking classes in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology in the College of Agriculture, she realized that sociological research on the food system is something she is interested in. Her research focuses on why chronic food insecurity is a problem within Montgomery County. She will also be examining the social structure of the county to try to understand who is chronically food insecure and why. By using sustainability as a framework to analyze the data gathered, Hallie will determine some possible solutions for the community.
Project Title: Community Food Assessment of Montgomery County, Alabama