Congratulations to Elizabeth Howes for graduating Summa Cum Laude from the Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education program. Elizabeth also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from California State University, Chico. After receiving her undergraduate degree, Elizabeth spent several years working with technology start-ups in San Francisco. Despite the vital lessons she learned, the kitchen kept calling her home. Years of culinary training and hands-on experimentation as a private chef and freelance food writer helped craft her focus today: highly-creative, health-driven, and wildly flavorful food. When she’s not in the kitchen working on a new recipe or concept, she is immersed in writing about food, culture, travel, and wellness. She also works in private practice helping dynamic female leaders achieve optimal performance and well-being. Elizabeth’s unique wellness philosophy is rooted in design and aims to bridge the gap between the foundation of food (form) and how it affects our bodies at the cellular level (function) to support well-being. Elizabeth was a finalist in the second season of Next Food Network Star. She has also been featured in the James Beard Foundation’s JBF Notes, mindbodygreen, Shape.com, Prevention Magazine, Edible magazine, and Slow Food, among others. Her first book, “The Modern Salad”, was released in August 2016. Her thesis is entitled Amino Acid and Nutrient Therapy for the Treatment of Chronic, Stress-Induced Neurotransmitter Imbalance in Women. You can find Elizabeth at https://www.elizabethhowes.com/. Keep up the good work, Elizabeth.