Assistant Director of the Family Resiliency Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Brenda Davis Koester is Assistant Director of the Family Resiliency Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research and policy work centers around food insecurity; children’s feeding programs; and translating research to policy and practice. Her work in food insecurity has been funded by the United States Department of Agriculture, Feeding America, Christopher Family Foundation and the Walmart Foundation. Ms. Koester holds a Master of Science degree in from the School of Labor and Employment Relations and a Bachelor degree in Communication from the University of Illinois.