Chandra Teddleton has an illuminated life story of travel, education, and service. She currently is the lead of a wellness and health initiative started by former first lady Michelle Obama for the City of New Orleans, and in her work, has conducted research focused on the healthy development of children, adolescents and families in low-income and ethnic minority communities and all residents in New Orleans. Ms. Teddleton enjoys forging relationships between planning and fitness, two of her core passions, and continues to conduct research on the effect of the built environment on health. Ms. Teddleton is a doctoral candidate at the University of New Orleans in the Planning and Urban Studies department with a concentration in community and economic development, and gentrification. She is well versed in FEMA Emergency Management, Statistical Data Analysis and geographical mapping, but her passions do not stop there; they also include being a part of a samba dance troupe, dance instructor and fitness instructor throughout metropolitan New Orleans. Ms. Teddleton’s daily philosophy to, “Just breathe!” throughout all facets of life and guides Ms. Teddleton in her daily journey.