I earned my doctoral degree in an interdisciplinary program in political economy and public policy and gravitated towards geography at the end of my studies. I then did a two-year post-doc in geography. Over the past 20+ years, I have conduct research and taught courses on urban poverty and the uneven geography of opportunity in US cities. My most recent work has focused on geographies of food, including explanations and impacts of uneven access to healthy food, the role of food in the everyday lives of immigrants, alternative food networks, and the relationship between food and gentrification. I have published over 50 peer-reviewed articles, co-edited two books, and will soon publish two single-authored books. My research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, the US Department of Agriculture, and other public and private grant making organizations.