By Brianna Beaulieu

Hello, I am Brianna Beaulieu, and I was recently hired by Michigan State University Extension as the Community Nutrition Instructor for Luce and Schoolcraft counties.

As part of the MSU Extension Health and Nutrition Institute, I will be delivering nutrition and physical activity education programs to groups and individuals from preschool age through our senior community. MSU Extension partners with Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to provide Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed). SNAP-Ed is a free nutrition education program established to reduce hunger and food insecurity and promote healthy eating habits.

Prior to being hired by MSU Extension, most of my work experience has been in both education and human services. Raised in Midland, Michigan, I began working as a Community Inclusion Associate for the Arc of Midland in 2009. Then I became a Certified Nurse Assistant and moved to the Upper Peninsula in December of 2011. Since then, I have earned a degree from Lake Superior State University, worked as a Service-Learning Coordinator in the Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District as an AmeriCorps VISTA, and was a substitute teacher on and off for five years.

This September, my husband and I will celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary. We have two children and live out of town near the three Manistique Lakes. Some of my hobbies include swimming, traveling, and gardening.