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University of Maryland Extension, Baltimore County welcomes a new addition this winter.

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Shauna Henley pictured for her “Don’t Wash Your Chicken!” educational campaign.
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University of Maryland Extension, Baltimore County welcomed a new addition this winter. Shauna Henley is the new FCS educator, working in the disciplines of nutrition, physical activity, and food safety. Shauna’s home office is located in Cockeysville, where she will be working in the Northern Maryland program cluster, which includes Baltimore city, Baltimore, Harford, and Carroll Counties.

Shauna joins us most recently from Philadelphia, PA, where this past December she earned her PhD in biology with a concentration in human nutrition while attending Drexel University. She performed interdisciplinary research to identify a unique unsafe poultry mishandling practice among minority racial and ethnic consumers.  The unsafe behavior identified to be addressed in a food safety education campaign was “Don’t Wash Your Chicken!” (, which received national attention on NPR (Morning edition, the Salt), Nightly News with Brian Williams, blog, the TODAY Show, ABC’s the CHEW, ESPN Pardon the Interruption, Philly Metro, and covered in the local news in 30 + states and several countries. Shauna’s academic path includes receiving a Master’s degree in Nutrition & Food Sciences at the University of Vermont, and a Bachelor’s degree in biology from Muhlenberg College. Her work experience includes employment at a French Bakery, prep cook, quality assurance technician at Ben & Jerry’s, and a laboratory technician at Bristol Myers Squibb.

Shauna is looking forward to being involved with the different environments of the Northern Maryland Counties. She is most excited to learn about the people, food, and culture of Shauna HenleyMaryland, as a small-town Connecticut transplant.

Shauna enjoys running and cycling, and is excited to become more engaged in her new community.

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