Taryn Patterson

Taryn Patterson

Graduate Student, NCSU, Lifespan Developmental Psychology
Taryn  Patterson

Taryn is a doctoral candidate at NCSU (Lifespan Developmental Psychology). Her work broadly focuses on successful aging, interventions to bolster cognitive functioning in older adulthood, translational research, and shared-site intergenerational settings. She currently works on translation and evaluation of evidence-based interventions for both the public and private sectors. Her relatively new interest regarding food systems revolves around the role local food systems can play in fostering community capital, intergenerational interactions, sense of agency, and overall health and well-being. She developed and implemented an intergenerational urban farming collaboration with an area middle school, urban farm, and Raleigh Housing Authority. She is interested in addressing the lack of process and outcome measurement regarding the aforementioned factors, particularly as they relate to social interaction and health outcomes.