Wright is the chair of the department of nutrition and dietetics, director of the Center for Nutrition and Food Security and co-director of the Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition at the University of North Florida. Her specialties include food insecurity and its health impact, global nutrition, senior nutrition and the nutritional needs of people with AIDS.
Wright formerly worked as a clinical dietitian at the Veterans Administration, providing medical nutrition therapy for veterans with chronic disease and was a dietetic internship director. Wright is a media spokesperson for the Academy; a past Speaker of the House of Delegates; past president of the Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and a former board member of the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics.
Wright is a graduate of The Ohio State University. She earned a master's degree from Case Western Reserve University and a doctorate from the University of South Florida.