Leonela Muñoz Connolly

Research Associate

Leonela joined the Global Food Research Program @ UNC team as a Research Assistant after earning her Master’s Degree in Nutrition from Meredith College. Her interest in nutrition developed organically from researching the effects of nutrients on physical activity, particularly long distance running. She enjoys learning the myriad effects of food on long term health and is interested in research related to disparities in food environments across cultures.

After a good workout, nothing beats… chocolate milk (with salty potato chips if the workout was a long run).

Foods I must have in my home are dark chocolate, blueberries, garlic, olive oil.