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Dr. Maggie Shields hails from Washington State where she earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science in Nutrition from Central Washington University and her PhD in Health Promotion and Health Education from the University of Alabama. She served as an assistant professor of public health at Charleston Southern University since 2015 before coming to Fort Lewis College in 2018. Dr. Shields completed her master’s thesis research working with alternative high school students. This was a nine-month multi-faceted nutrition curriculum that taught the students basic nutrition theory and cooking classes. Her doctoral research was on the college student’s perception of bikeability on the university campus. Current research includes stress reduction through the use of LEGO and coloring and self-efficacy of current and past roller derby players. Future project goals include further stress reduction research, comparative bikeability across multiple campuses, and research into sustainable food systems.