Santa Clara University

Food & Agribusiness Institute

Selena Pistoresi

Student Research Assistant
Selena is a senior at Santa Clara University and is pursuing a dual degree in Psychology and Music. She is a research assistant with FAI and is currently working on the Cost of a Healthy Meal project, which seeks to determine whether residents of Santa Clara and San Mateo counties can attain a healthy meal, by USDA guidelines, using SNAP (food stamp) allotments. Though not a business major, she is especially interested in US food systems and their impact on the environment. She is considering a career in health psychology, specifically in the area of behavioral nutrition. She also does research in the health psychology lab at SCU and plays the piano, both classical and, recently, jazz. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, traveling, reading, hiking, and yoga.
 
 
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