Robyn Freiheit is a Canadian-Portuguese dual-citizen born in Vancouver, Canada in 1992. She has obtained a Bachelors of Kinesiology Degree from the University of British Columbia in Canada, and is now a Masters of Public Health student at the Institute of Public Health at the University of Porto (ISPUP). In 2021, she was accepted as a participant in the University of Copenhagen Global Health Case Challenge focused on maternal health in low-resource, over-burdened health systems during the Covid-19 era.
Her professional experience is versatile in nature – working in a multitude of different industries, amongst various interdisciplinary professionals and diverse cultural contexts in project management, marketing strategy, communications, and community engagement roles.
Her current research is focused on food insecurity in the Azores islands, looking at the prevalence of food insecurity in the region while investigating individual and contextual factors.
Her overall research interests encompass a variety of topics such as food insecurity, food policy, social change marketing and health promotion.
Her purpose is to create meaningful change – relishing on opportunities to combine her diverse interests and experiences to make a positive impact on the world we live in.