They say home is where the heart is. For recent alumna Jessica Kennedy, home is also the subject of her undergraduate research.
With her father active in local government, Kennedy grew up familiar with the social issues of Watauga County— an uncertain transition from an agricultural based economy, hunger and poverty. She applied for and received a SURF grant and dedicated her summer to understanding and addressing these issues in her hometown.
Video production by Rob Holliday and Mary Lide Parker
Music by Chris Zabriskie