DAFVM Spotlight Employee: Sydney Hall
When Sydney Hall began her job as a student worker in the Media Collaboration Laboratory of the Social Science Research Center, she planned to become a librarian. Two years later, she completed a master’s degree in Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion. Why? She became passionate about the work done at SSRC to promote healthy lifestyles.
“At the Media Collaboration Laboratory I use various communication media to highlight the world-class interdisciplinary research conducted at the SSRC,” Hall said. “I work on multiple health-related research projects, such as Partnerships to Promote Healthy Lifestyles, which uses creative techniques to teach pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students, their parents, teachers and community members about topics related to obesity.”
Hall’s work allows her to interact with a diverse group of colleagues working on vastly different projects.
“I love meeting everyone and finding out more about the interdisciplinary research the SSRC team members conduct,” she said. “It’s so encouraging to work with a group of people who truly want to make an impact on the world, and do!”
In her free time, Hall enjoys geocaching.
“Geocaching is essentially a treasure hunting game in which people use a GPS-enabled device to navigate to hidden containers,” she said. “I love it because it encourages people to go outside and visit places they normally wouldn’t.”
She also serves on the board of the MSU Alumni Association’s Huntsville/Decatur chapter as the publications, marketing and social media chair.
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