Rob Straser

GFI Fellow - Class of 2020

Ph.D. candidate, entomology
UC Riverside


Rob’s project will be using a data science approach to address food insecurity in California communities. This project will utilize web scraping to collect data from social media platforms and USDA census data to examine public perceptions of food access and nutrition across the state. Findings from this study will help identify public perceptions of food insecurity over time and space highlighting where and under what conditions food insecurity impacts local communities.