Dr. Kritika Gupta is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Center for Research Evaluation (CERE). A TEDx speaker, Kritika is a strong professional with demonstrated skills in nutrition and public health research, program evaluation, and strategic planning. Kritika received her Ph.D. in Nutrition from the University of Mississippi and is a recipient of the 2022 Outstanding Graduate Student and the 2021 Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards. She serves as Immediate Past Chair of the student division and a Board Member for the Society of Nutrition Education and Behavior. Kritika teaches for the Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management. She is also the recipient of the 2018 AcSIR- Kalam Fellowship and the 2016 Swami Vivekanand Youth Award. She received a Gold Medal for standing first in order of merit for her master’s degree. She is passionate about public health, health disparities, school nutrition, and mental health. She also serves as the Graduate Student Mental Health and Advisory Board Member at the University of Mississippi. Kritika is a strong advocate of Sustainable Development Goals and of women in STEM.