Health and Human Performance Students Present at Social Change Conference

A&M-Commerce students from the Department of Health and Human Performance, guided by Assistant Professor Katharine Halfacre, presented an educational session titled “Roundtable: Perspectives on Women's Health and Nutrition” at the Social Change Conference held on campus Feb. 20.

Five female students stand around a tripod holding a conference poster.
A&M-Commerce Health and Human Performance students, from left, Chantel Douglas, Jaylee Sims, Danielle Wallace, Jhonee Simpson and Jimena Garcia at the 2024 Social Change conference.

The session addressed various topics related to health equity, including diet culture, eating disorders, women's health programs, the food industry, physical environment and other barriers to women's health. The students provided unique perspectives on how these topics impact women's health on college campuses.

Student presenters included:

  • Chantel Douglas
  • Jimena Garcia
  • Jhonee Simpson
  • Jaylee Sims
  • Danielle Wallace

“This was the first professional presentation experience for all but one of these students,” Halfacre said. “They represented our department well and gained valuable experience. We're grateful to the Office of Intercultural Engagement and Leadership for organizing the event and the review committee who saw value in this presentation.”