Bachelor of Science in Nutrition
When did you know you wanted to study nutrition?
“I decided to study nutrition when I was rambling on to Dan (my now husband), about how much soy was in the American food supply and that it had the potential to interfere with my thyroid function (since I have Hashimotos). At that point, he looked at me and said, ‘Why don’t you go to school for that since you really seem to like it?’ Like a light bulb being turned on my path became clear and I decided to change my major from Computer Science to Nutrition.”
What was your favorite course during your nutrition studies and why?
“Herbal Medicine Making (not technically Nutrition).”
What was one academic accomplishment you are proud of?
“Not quitting school because it was taking so long.”
If you could expand your expertise on one topic, what would it be?
“Just one? No can do. Exercise science, herbal medicine, mental health, mycology, autoimmunity, gut health, Chinese medicine and so much more.”
Even nutritionists love junk food – what is your guilty pleasure?
“Chocolate! And Nachos and Gin!”
What do you like to do in your free time?
“I enjoy hiking, CrossFit, Zumba, yoga, gardening and running. I like trying new things whether it be a new restaurant with a friend or traveling with my love. I also like to write and read!”
What is the scariest thing you have ever done?
What is the coolest thing you have ever done?
“Stood one foot away from lava. With the soles of my shoes steaming!”
What motto do you live by?
“Just do it and it’s not what happens to you, it’s how you handle it.”