Lea Ross is an adult health nurse practitioner currently working at UCSF Medical Center with general and bariatric surgery patients. Previous professional experience includes neurosurgery, neurological intensive care, and managing clinical research projects for Alzheimer’s disease and stroke. Her background also includes working as an emergency department nurse in several urban acute care hospitals. Her interests include nutrition and policy issues such as access to care, the rising rates of obesity and diabetes, sustainable food systems, and food security. Her volunteer work has included Glide Health Services, a nurse-run safety-net community clinic serving the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco. She earned a master’s degree in nursing from UCSF and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Dominican University.