Livable City Year

February 22, 2020

Learn more about our co-directors Jennifer Otten and Branden Born

LCY Co-Directors Jennifer Otten and Branden Born, LCY Program Manager Teri Thomson Randall, and LCY Program Assistant 2018-2019 Michelle Abunaja.The Whole U featured our co-directors Jennifer Otten and Branden Born for a Faculty Friday spotlight!

From the article:

Food brings people together. In the case of the academic collaboration between Jennifer Otten and Branden Born, so did food policy. Otten, an associate professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences and core faculty in the Nutritional Sciences Program within the School of Public Health (first from left above), met Born, an associate professor in Urban Design and Planning in the College of Built Environments (second from left above), at a statewide food policy council roundtable meeting in Olympia some seven years ago.

Born recalls colleagues mentioning Otten as a new member of the UW faculty with whom he really ought to connect as someone with an overlapping interest in food systems. When they finally got talking in the parking lot later that day, it was the beginning of something big.

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