Elsa Escalante -Dev Research and Extension Group

Elsa Escalante
Name: Elsa Escalante
From: Barranquilla, Colombia
Email: elsaluciaescalante@gmail.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elsa-lucia-escalante-barrios-09730a46
Degree pursuing: Ph.D. In Human Sciences with specialization in Child Development and Early Childhood Education
Project: Development of a research-based curriculum to improve the use of books for nutrition education and educational strategies to foster healthy food choices and preferences in preschool children.
Skills Acquired: Connect the scientific research to the community’s needs.
Future Goals: To create an international networking to develop early childhood nutrition (ECN) research and contribute with global policies about it. To create a research center focused on ECN in Colombia.
How will the project experience help you achieve your future career goals? I have the honor to work with the members of DREG, who are researchers from different countries interested in the nutrition field. I am sure that we all will continue working together in the future on international research projects and programs that could impact the global society.
Top 3 strengths that contribute to the project: My professional experience has been focused on teacher’s professional development, child development and evaluation of early childhood education and care programs with American and Latino population from research.
Fun Fact: I love to DANCE and EAT! If I translate this practical fact of my life to research I would say that I am interested in eating behaviors and physical activities!