Hello and welcome to my site! I’m Katherine, and that’s my dog and BFF, Millie.
I am a proud Milwaukee-area native, and a 2014 graduate of NYU. I majored in psychology and triple minored in child & adolescent mental health studies, chemistry, and nutrition. I was also pre-med, but wanted to know more about nutrition before entering medical school, so I enrolled in the MS in human nutrition at Columbia University in the City of New York. It was pivotal for me, and lead me to realize I had goals outside of medicine, focused in nutrition, public health, and their intersection with the complexities of global climate change.
I just completed my MPH in the Environmental Health Science Department at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, with a certificate in Climate & Health. The two years I spent in my MPH program were some of the toughest yet most transformative years of my entire life. I feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to complete the Mailman MPH program; it was truly a priviledge and has shaped how I approach the world as an aspiring public health scientist, and as a human being.
I am currently a PhD student in nutritional sciences, and am also planning to complete a DI after I complete the PhD. I guess you could say I can’t get enough school!
I eat a primarily plant-based diet a majority of the time (plants including nuts, seeds, fruits, veggies, legumes, grains, and things made out of those things) and enjoy other things (like vegan ice cream) when my body or brain wants or asks for them.
My goal for this website is to be a place of entertainment, information, and inspiration for nutrition, sustainability, climate change, vegan recipes, vegan lifestyle, and more. I strive to create fun, engaging, and valuable content that addresses everything from how to make easy vegan breakfast cookies to information science-based articles that shed light on whatever happens to be trending in the nutrition and wellness world.
I also want to share more of my life with you – the ups and downs, highs and lows, favorite foods of the moment, and obviously cute pictures of my dog.
I want food to be happy place for people. Not a place of stress, anxiety or fear. And this blog is devoted to bringing some ideas and potential inspiration to others when it comes to eating and perhaps offering a counterpoint to all the crappy misinformation by health-influencer Instagramers who promote lots of random products that may not actually be good for you.
To see more of my freelance work, see this page. As always, questions, comments and emails are always welcome. The fastest way to interact with me is via email or Instagram. Now don’t be shy, say hello! And thanks again for stopping by. It means the world to me!