Nutritional Sciences Club
The UA Nutritional Sciences Club is an ASUA recognized non-profit organization run by nutrition students. Our mission is to promote healthy lifestyle choices and behavior change within the Tucson community. The club offers opportunities for nutrition students to:
- Gain community experience
- Develop professional and leadership skills
- Network with professionals in the field
- Make new friends
We partner with the UA Nutrition Network, Smart Moves, Body Smart, and other campus organizations to provide a wide variety of volunteer opportunities. The Nutritional Sciences Club also plans social outings and philanthropic events, such as the biannual UA Food Drive.
As a group, the club hopes to bring together students with a passion for nutrition and public health; to guide and prepare them for a career in dietetics; and to engage the community in healthy lifestyle choices.
Interested in joining the club? Join our Facebook page UA Nutritional Sciences Club and check out our calendar for upcoming meetings and events. We welcome all majors!
Katherine Sayre – President
Katherine Sayre is a junior pursuing a Nutritional Science degree with a concentration in Dietetics as well as a minor in Biochemistry. Katherine loves being outdoors, yoga, cooking, and traveling to new places! As president, she hopes to create new networking opportunities for the Nutritional Sciences Club. Katherine loves participating in the Nutritional Sciences Club because it helps her build lasting relationships with other students that have similar interests.
April Neafus – Vice President
April Neafus is the vice president of the Nutritional Sciences Club. She is majoring in Nutritional Sciences: Dietetics and minoring in Psychology. She loves to read and enjoys doing anything that is active or involving the outdoors. One of her main goals for the Nut Club this year is to bring in even more guest speakers from all different backgrounds. She believes that these mentors are very valuable and help inspire club members. Overall, April really hopes to help improve the Nut Club even more as well as bring in new members.
Caitlin Kurz – Secretary
Caitlin Kurz is currently a sophomore in the Honors College, double majoring in Nutritional Sciences and Physiology, and minoring in Biochemistry. She is from Anchorage, Alaska and in her free time loves to be out in nature camping, hiking, and practicing yoga. Caitlin has an intense passion for helping others and wants to inspire and guide people to live happier healthier lives, both mentally and physically. The Nutritional Sciences Club has given her the opportunity to meet other students who also have a passion for nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle, as well as connect with professionals in the field. Caitlin loves the Yoga social events and her favorite philanthropic event is the Nut Club food drive. As Secretary of the Nutritional Sciences Club, her goal is to record all meeting minutes and ensure there is coherent communication between executive officers, members, teachers and faculty, and the greater community.
Tara Liwski – Treasurer
Tara Liwski is a Nutritional Sciences and Psychology major, and is also pursuing a minor in Biochemistry. As treasurer of Nut Club for the second year in a row, she hopes to do more fundraising so the club can provide more services to its members. When she is not busy studying, she enjoys volunteering with the Body Smart Initiative and playing Pokemon Showdown.
Brittany Prien – Events Coordinator
Brittany Prien is a Nutritional Sciences major with an emphasis in Dietetics. She is also minoring in Biochemistry and is working towards becoming a Sports Dietitian. In her free time, Brittany is always up for anything adventurous like hiking or bike rides. She also enjoys singing, reading, listening to music, and watching Netflix. She likes Nut Club because it opens up wonderful opportunities to meet professionals working in the Nutrition field and gives you the chance to understand how they got to be where they are today. She also enjoys getting to know club members because some of her good friends are in this club and through her involvement, she has had the chance to build stronger friendships with each of them! As the Events Coordinator of Nut Club, Brittany’s hope is to bring others together and give them the same chances to make new friends just like she did!
Arizpe Ellinwood – Public Relations Chair
Arizpe is a senior with a Public Health major with a minor in Spanish. She loves being outdoors and enjoys nature. She bikes, takes walks and hikes wherever she is. Arizpe enjoys taking photographs, listening to music, drawing, and hanging out with friends and family. She also loves visiting new places to experience different perspectives and great food. Arizpe hopes to help the Nut Club be more involved in community events and be well known around campus. She believes the club has motivated members and that they can do a lot to help the community.
Mallory Page – Philanthropy Chair
Mallory is a Nutritional Sciences Major with a minor in Business Administration. She loves nutrition and fitness so in her free time she loves exercising and working on recipes for her blog. Mallory also enjoys hanging out with her friends and family and being outdoors. This is why she loves the nutrition club! This year as philanthropy chair, Mallory wants to get the club even more involved and create more on campus volunteering opportunities that everyone can get involved in.
Kenzie Millner – Campus Relations
Kenzie Millner is a sophomore majoring in Nutritional Sciences with a Dietetics emphasis. She hopes to one day become a Registered Dietitian and to work with obese and overweight children and adolescents. Kenzie enjoys cooking and working out in her free time.