Dania Orta-Aleman joined the Nutrition Policy Institute on March 1, 2023 as a project scientist. She is a nutrition epidemiologist with a master of public health degree in epidemiology and biostatistics from the University of California, Berkeley and a doctoral degree in human nutrition from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dania has over ten years of experience working on public health nutrition and food insecurity research projects, domestically and internationally. Her past research focused on enhancing services for participants in the federal Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), the affordability of high-protein foods, and the effect of federal food programs on meat and other high-protein foods purchasing. Dania brings her experience to NPI to support our collaborative School Meals for All evaluation project.