Ex-Officio Member, Education Board Chair
Kusuma K Schofield, MSEd, MPH is a public health nutrition professional with over 16 years of experience in SNAP-Ed programming. Currently, Kusuma serves as the Administrative Coordinator III at Drexel University’s PA SNAP-Ed/ Eat Right Philly Program, where the focus of her work is on the assessment and evaluation of the Eat Right Philly Program in K-12 schools. She is responsible for study development and intervention processes, professional employee management and coordination of nutrition education and Policy, System and Environmental change based project work. Schofield also manages undergraduate, graduate, interns and volunteer students, providing mentorship, guidance and employment opportunities to students who are interested in community nutrition opportunities.
Schofield has vast experience in public health volunteer work where she serves on the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) Education Board as 2022-2023 Chair, and as the former Education Board Chair of the Assessment and Evaluation Section. She is passionate about SNAP-Ed and public health advocacy. Schofield also works with the APHA Joint Policy Committee (2021-2023) and APHA Food and Nutrition Section Policy Committee, where her committee contributions have been recognized by staff members in Congress to help shape policies for child nutrition programs. Previously, she has volunteered with the APHA Food and Nutrition Program Planning Committee, the APAHA Student Assembly, the APHA Student Assembly Education Board representative.
She is also a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Nutrition Insecurity Affinity Group. Schofield also provides volunteer support to the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia (BCGP), supporting their outreach group that provides a safe space for those who identify as women, trans, and or non-binary individuals by coordinating group bike rides and supporting those who are interested in a safe space to discuss city bike riding. Schofield also supports non-profit organizations by providing grant writing assistance and has raised over $50,000 for the organizations that she serves, in addition to previously volunteering at the American Red Cross Disaster Relief office in Philadelphia, PA.
Kusuma holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Temple University, as well an MS in Higher Education and Public Health (MPH) from Drexel University. She is currently a PhD candidate in Nutrition Sciences at Drexel University, where her study focus is curriculum evaluation among high school students in the Philadelphia School District. Schofield is an active member of the American Society for Nutrition Foundation, The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, The PA Nutrition Education Network, and the Association for Women in Science.