Tiffany Zuniga

Graduate Associate


  • M.S., Kinesiology and Health Sciences, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • B.S., Kinesiology and Health Sciences, Virginia Commonwealth University

About Me
Hi, my name is Tiffany Zuniga and I'm originally from Northern Virginia. I started my undergraduate degree at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA in Human, Nutrition, Food and Exercise with a concentration in exercise science. After taking some time off I completed my BS in Richmond, VA at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in the Kinesiology and Health Sciences department with a concentration in exercise science/exercise physiology. I went on to complete my MS at VCU and completed my thesis entitled "LPS-induced iNOS mRNA expression and the Pro-Apoptotic Signaling Pathway in Leukocytes of Fit and Unfit Males." My main area of research interest is to examine the capacity of aerobic exercise to ameliorate pro-inflammatory related disease in differing populations.

Why did I choose the Nutritional Sciences Program at the University of Arizona?
I chose the Nutritional Sciences program at the University of Arizona because of the collaboration amongst faculty and departments alike, the high level of research productivity, and the amazing faculty and students that embody a great representation of the diversity in Tucson as well as positive and fulfilling energy.