Dr. Meera Chandra is s a AAAS fellow with the Food Safety Division in the Center for Nutrition at USAID. Meera is a veterinarian by training and received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine and Master of Public Health from the University of Florida. Prior to joining USAID, she served as an AVMA Congressional Fellow in the United States Senate where she advised on agriculture and public health policy. Her previous experience includes working with the Department of Homeland Security analyzing the risk of vector borne disease in Customs and Border Patrol agents and working canines. She has also worked with the World Organisation of Animal Health in Paris where she analyzed risk factors and response efforts to outbreaks of Foot and Mouth Disease in food animals. Her interests include One Health, food safety, animal source foods, and emerging zoonotic and vector borne diseases.