Dr. Carrie Waterman is an interdisciplinary research scientist at the intersection of nutrition, agriculture, health, and sustainable development. She received her PhD in Pharmacognosy and spent the following years as a post doc in understanding the use of plants for human health. She was a Fulbright scholar and professor at the University of Nairobi, Kenya and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa. She is currently funded on a NIH Fogarty International K01 grant as a Professional Researcher in Nutrition at UC Davis and a Visiting Scientist at the World Agroforestry Centre Nairobi, Kenya. Her work involves using the moringa plant as a tool to address African global challenges including food security, improved nutrition, preventative healthcare, environmental integrity, economic opportunities, and innovative solutions. She is a scientific consultant for moringa companies and holds a patent on moringa processing to harness bioactive compounds.