Erin Lentz, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor and food policy scholar at The University of Texas at Austin LBJ School of Public Affairs. She received a Ph.D. in sociology and an M.S. in applied economics and management from Cornell University. She received a Fulbright fellowship to Bangladesh to research the secondary effects of food aid in local communities. She has worked or consulted with CARE, the United Nations World Food Program and numerous other international NGOs on markets, food security and food assistance programs.