Nicole Greaney is a clinical nutrition major at UC Davis and will be graduating in Spring 2012. As President of the Student Nutrition Association she organizes fellow officers toward accomplishing the club’s missions to: encourage healthy eating; provide social, informational and professional resources to members; and serve the campus/surrounding community in need. With experience working for the YMCA, the Network for a Healthy California Children’s’ Power Play and teaching children pianoshe completed a Davis Honors Challenge, creating interactive activities to teach nutrition to children. Nicole loves cooking delicious and nutritious food (especially from her garden) and sharing it with others. Backpacking, swimming in lakes or rivers, painting and reading outside with her cat Roux are some of her favorite activities. After graduating she is interested in completing an internship and a Masters degree to become a Registered Dietitian and teach nutrition.
Currently a clinical nutrition at UC Davis Rachael Parker plans to graduate with a B.S. Spring of 2012. Rachael acts as co newsletter editor for the university Student Nutrition Association where she has had the pleasure of volunteering in our community. She enjoys aerobic fitness classes with friends, eating fantastic food, dancing and dislikes mushrooms. After graduating she hopes to be accepted to a Dietetic Internship where she looks forward to hands-on learning and ultimately, becoming a Registered Dietitian who works in a clinical setting.
Jaclyn Rangel is currently completing her last year of the DPD program at UC Davis and will be graduating in Spring 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Nutrition. She is a Presidential Member of the National Society of Leadership and Success and a Regents Scholar. Currently, she works as an intern in the Sustainability and Nutrition Office in University Dining. As a vegan, she is proud her school ranked in the top 10 for Most Vegan-Friendly Large American University in 2010. In her free time, she enjoys “veganizing” favorite foods and spreading the delicious flavors to friends and family. She also enjoys books, movies, television, and volunteering with the Girl Scouts of the USA, where she is a Lifetime Member. She will be applying to dietetic internships in Winter 2012 and hopes to complete an internship and become a Registered Dietitian.
Ashley LaBrier is an undergraduate student who will be graduating in the Spring of 2012, with a degree in Clinical Nutrition. Following graduation, she plans on completing a combined masters degree in nutrition and dietetic internship program with the goal of becoming a RD. Eventually, Ashley would like to become a Certified Diabetes Educator and work with patients in low income areas. She loves trying new foods and traveling whenever she gets the chance. In her free time, she likes to play sports, paint, and bake.
Dustin J. Burnett is Principal Research Dietitian and Supervisor of the Metabolic Kitchen and Human Feeding Lab of the USDA's Western Human Nutrition Research Center at UC Davis. Dustin's background education and training includes Culinary Art, Food Service, Chemistry,Toxicology, Clinical Nutrition, and Research. He is coauthor of Chapter 4: The Influence of Culture and Customs on Food Choices in the text, "Adequate Food for All: Culture, Science, and Technology of Food in the 21st Century."
Joan S. Frank, MS, RD is currently the Assistant Director, Dietetics in the Department of Nutrition at the University of California, Davis. Prior to UC Davis, Joan was the Didactic Program in Dietetics Director at San Francisco State University. Joan worked 13 years in the nutritional/pharmaceutical industry with Bristol-Myers Squibb and has over 20 years of experience in adult education at the community, corporate and university levels. She is a National Restaurant Association certified trainer and proctor for the ServSafe Sanitation Manager examination and has a Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management through the Commission on Dietetic Registration of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Joan’s current work focuses on curriculum design, outcomes assessment, and management practice in dietetics.