I am accountable to the children of Mississippi. I have spent my career in school food reform and have found a niche that allows me to work within and outside of the US Gov’t towards changing how children are fed at schools. It is my belief and dream that all students should receive a free school meal that is delicious, well-balanced, full of locally grown fruits and vegetables, and culturally relevant. My work is focused on improving school and early childcare meals, but I generally know that the more we improve our food system, the better our economy, environment, and families will flourish. I focus on schools but am engaged in systems work and understand that schools/eces are one piece of large system. I do this work for my ancestors, my descendants, and my peers - especially those who are continually up against the world.