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Meet New Staff Member Dominique Rose
Meet mfoodNEST Program Manager Dominque Rose

Tell me a bit about your work before you joined the PRCHN. Where did you work and what did you do?
Before coming back to the PRCHN, I was taking classes towards my PhD in Health Education. There as a teaching assistant, I lectured three courses and worked at the Health Department in the Health Education Division. While at the PRCHN I worked on Freshlink in the early stages of the study. 

Tell me about your education. Where and what did you study? Is your work here radically different than what you studied in college? In other words, has your career path made any unusual changes?
I received my Bachelors in Psychology at Cleveland State and went on to earn my first Masters in Health Education. My current program is a duel degree program in Public Health and Health Education. My dissertation topic is the Food Nutrition Environment in the Southern 16 Counties of Illinois, measuring participation in the Double Value Coupon Program and food deserts.  My work here is not radically different, fortunately for me I get to engage in projects and programs that are related to my field and passion. 

What aspects of your new position are most intriguing to you? What are you looking forward to?
I’m mostly intrigued by the different cores of the Modeling the Future of Food in your Neighborhood Study, more specially the food systems and the core modeling team. I have sat on committees and in board meetings, but the individuals who are a part of the Core Modeling Team each bring something unique to the study with their expertise and backgrounds. Getting to know them individually is what I am most excited about. 

What are some of your interests outside of work?
Outside of work I like to walk my Morkie (Maltese and Yorkie mix) and hang out with my grandmother—she’s a true gem. 

Where did you grow up and where have you settled in Cleveland?
I grew up in the Buckeye-Shaker area, and I am currently settling down in Cleveland Heights. 

Is there anything else that you'd like to share with the PRCHN and its stakeholders?
“Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable.” 
-William Pollard
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