Kate Schneider, MA
Tufts University, Boston, MA
Mentor Dr. Masters
Kate Schneider finished her PhD in food policy and applied nutrition at the Friedman School of Tufts University in the fall of 2020. Her dissertation was entitled “Household consumption, individual requirements, and the affordability of nutrient adequacy – An application to Malawi”, and developed several metrics of food system performance with respect to nutrition. These included a nutrient density measure of household diet quality relative to shared needs, the cost of a nutrient adequate diet for whole households bounded by two sharing rules optimizing resources at the lower bound and eating together in accordance with cultural norms at the upper bound, and the cost of individual nutrients in the market. Her ongoing research focuses on policy-relevant questions to improve food security and nutrition, realign human impact on the planet, achieve prosperous livelihoods within and beyond agriculture, and bring about gender equality.
Kate holds a Master of Public Administration from the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance at the University of Washington and a bachelor’s degree from McGill University. She is a former program officer in agricultural development at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and a former volunteer teacher in rural Costa Rica.
Find out more about Kate on her website at www.kateschneider.com.