Christen has been a fabulous partner for the Food Exploration Living Learning Community this year. She is a joy to work with and I’m proud to nominate her for Celebrating UW Women. Christen is enthusiastic about her role as an adviser and brings that same positive attitude to Food Exploration work. She contributes many ideas and always encourages students to think outside the box when it comes to food. She has used her connections to inspire the RAs on the floor to work together on some larger scale events, including expanding beyond just faculty and staff to bring in outside community members to programs. Her efforts have helped Food Exploration grow this year and I look forward to continuing to cultivate the community with her in the future!