Jewel Barnett, PhD is a demographic researcher specializing in place, food insecurity, and childhood obesity. She has worked with demographic and education research. She was a Research Fellow with the University of Texas at San Antonio’s Institute for Demographic and Socioeconomic Research(IDSER), which is home to the Texas Demographic Center, where she assists with public, private K-12, and higher education demographic surveys. In addition, she was formerly a graduate research assistant and Data, Grants, and Evaluation Coordinator for the City of San Antonio’s Eastside Promise Zone. Barnett earned her doctorate(PhD) in Applied Demography at UTSA.