Associate Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences
Alani Adkins, a native of Atlanta, Georgia, completed a Bachelor's of Science in Food and Nutritional Sciences (Dietetics) from North Carolina A&T State University in May of 2013. As an undergrad, she worked as a food microbiology research assistant on projects focusing on food safety. Alani continued her education at A&T and received a Master's of Science in Food and Nutritional Sciences in May of 2015.
As a graduate student, she worked as a research assistant on projects related to nutrition. Alani started working at Virginia Cooperative Extension in May of 2015 where she serves as the Family and Consumer Science SNAP-Ed Extension Agent serving Danville, Pittsylvania County, Halifax County, Martinsville, and Henry County areas. As a SNAP-Ed Agent Alani provides obesity prevention direct eduction through the train the trainer model to low income/low resources populations. She also partners with many organizations to create a culture of health through policy, systems, and environmental changes.
Alani has many hobbies including baking and jewelry making. She has a dog named Milo.
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