Coral Rudie will graduate the DPD program in May 2012 with a B.A. in Public Health and a B. S. in Nutritional Science, Dietetics. After graduating, she hopes to attend a Dietetic Internship and become a Registered Dietitian. She is very excited to learn more about the different avenues of the field in her internship. Last year she volunteered as a health educator at local high schools teaching ninth graders how to make healthy decision when it comes to drugs. In her spare time she enjoys running, cooking, watching movies, and hanging out with friends. She is looking forward to representing UC Berkeley in the 2012 Nutrition College Bowl!
Jenna Kim is an undergraduate student expected to graduate in Summer 2012 with a B.S. in Nutritional Science. She enjoys teaching nutrition at the local middle schools and has recently been involved in food politics. Upon graduation, she plans to intern and then work as a clinical dietitian. Meanwhile, she wants to continue supporting society as a whole by devoting her experiences and efforts to fight for food justice. Eventually she wants go to graduate school in order to obtain the credentials necessary to make lasting impacts on the political sector surrounding nutrition.
Jensine Yang is an undergraduate student completing her major in Nutritional Science, Dietetics in Spring 2012. After graduation, her plans are to become a Registered Dietitian and work in the field for several years before pursuing her Master's Degree in Nutrition. Currently, she volunteers at the Children's Hospital, Oakland, carrying out independent research projects. She also has years of experience educating elementary school and middle school students on food and nutrition, including such topics as obesity and physical activity. When not arduously poring over her textbooks, she enjoys traveling, reading, eating, and taking pictures of food.
Ka Yee So
Ka Yee So is graduating in Spring 2012 with a B.S. in Nutritional Sciences with an emphasis in Dietetics. She is passionate about community nutrition and is adamant that good community education is fundamental for change. She has worked in Nicaragua to provide medical aid and to educate individuals on potable water and disease prevention. She currently works with a pediatrician at University of California, San Francisco to conduct surveys and provide nutrition handouts on child obesity for parents of middle school students. In her spare time, she coordinates and volunteers with UCB's EyePACS, a non-profit organization that screens uninsured and low-income individuals with diabetes in the Bay Area for progressive signs of diabetic retinopathy. She has a tendency to overcoagulate her egg whites in macarons!
Mikelle McCoin, MPH, RD
Mikelle is the Interim Director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics and a Lecturer at UC Berkeley. She enjoys teaching and mentoring students and being with her three children and husband.