Scale Back Alabama Blog
Bio: Sara Rains
Sara is a graduate research assistant for the Hunger Solutions Institute at Auburn University and is pursuing a PhD in Community Nutrition. In her work at HSI, Sara helps to support End Child Hunger in Alabama (ECHA), a statewide network of community and state level leaders to address the critical issues of hunger and food insecurity facing Alabama’s children and youth. In this work, she focuses primarily on college student food insecurity and works closely with the Alabama Campus Coalition for Basic Needs (ACCBN) to support college and university leaders to eliminate food insecurity among students.
In her free time, Sara loves to spend time outside. She loves hiking, and her idea of “going for a walk” usually involves walking 5 or 6 miles. She also loves food and enjoys any opportunity to cook or enjoy food alongside family and friends. Currently, she is living her best life of spreadsheets and organization galore while she plans her wedding to her fiancé Leo. Sara also loves to travel and has spent time in South Africa, Ecuador, Cuba, Fiji, and more. She can’t wait for the COVID-19 restrictions to be lifted, so she can get back to safely enjoying the geography and cultures of people around the world.