Esther Chung grew up in Southern California and graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in Public Health and a minor in Global Poverty and Practice. After graduating, she worked as a Staff Research Associate in the School of
Public Health at Berkeley on research related to neighborhood environments and chronic disease as well as adverse child experiences and maternal and infant health outcomes. During her undergraduate career, Esther was involved in research focused on fishing livelihoods and nutritional outcomes in Kenya, which became the foundation for her interest in global health nutrition. In particular, she is interested in how poor access to resources (food insecurity, lack
of clean water, lack of healthcare) affects the health of vulnerable populations. She is also interested in the effectiveness of combined intervention trials that target multiple areas, such as nutrient supplementation, clean water,
and early childhood stimulation. In her free time, she loves to go rock climbing, hiking, and backpacking in the Sierras.