Ayron Walker, MS, is a foodie, an outdoor enthusiast, a travel bug and an animal lover that grew up in Henry, VA. She completed her Bachelor's degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Appalachian State University in 2017, continuing to Virginia Tech to complete her graduate work in Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise with a concentration in Community and Behavioral Sciences in 2019. In August 2019, Ayron started a PhD program at West Virginia University in Animal and Nutrition Sciences. Ayron’s research and teaching interests include dissemination and implementation of knowledge-based programs, food systems, and eating disorders. Ayron's long term career goal is to be a professor teaching a variety of courses in nutrition and foods. She is very passionate about local foods, dietary patterns and nutrition education, and equity. Ayron is very excited to be writing for Weelunk! Her hope is to contribute to the growing knowledge base surrounding local agriculture and its growing economy, and nutrition and agriculture education.