EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
- B.S., Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Illinois - Champaign
After spending 24 years living in the Midwest, I couldn’t wait to move to Tucson to begin graduate school. I previously attended the University of Illinois in Champaign and received a BS in Molecular and Cellular Biology. As a PhD student in U of A’s Nutritional Sciences Graduate program, I am excited to explore a field that is so intimately connected to other areas of health and science. I believe that as a society, we are becoming more in tune with the interdisciplinary nature of nutrition, and this growing realization has inspired me to continue education. In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, reading in deliciously-aromatic coffee shops, and all things culinary.
Why did I choose the Nutritional Sciences Graduate Program at the University of Arizona?
While applying to graduate schools, The University of Arizona’s Nutritional Sciences program stood out to me with its wide array of research projects that were currently underway. Nutrition is an extremely collaborative field of study, and as such, should not be isolated from other health-related fields. This idea is reflected by how integrated the Nutritional Sciences department is with other graduate departments, such as U of A’s College of Public Health and College of Medicine. The integrated nature of the department was a highlight and ultimately lead to me choosing the University of Arizona. Oh, and the hiking is great, too!