I completed my MS in Kinesiology and my PhD in Human Nutrition in May of 2010, followed by a Research Fellow position at the University of Western Sydney Medical School in Australia. In September of 2015, I began my first tenure-track position. My research is focused around the interaction of diet and physical activity and how they work together to play a role in determining health outcomes. I currently have two ongoing research projects which are related to inactivity physiology and the interaction of diet and sedentary behavior/physical activity. I also have a current project examining the differential effects of exercise in the post-prandial period for people meeting physical activity guidelines, compared with those who get little to no leisure time physical activity. I am particularly interested in differences in glucose, insulin, inflammation, oxidative stress, and airway health as a product of lifestyle health behaviors, for both acute and chronic time frames. I also have a life outside of work. I have two kids, ages 9 and 14, who keep me very busy with their various activities. I also have a husband who is one of my key research collaborators. In my spare time I love to read, play piano, bake, hike, bike, kickbox, and strength train.