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Monica Pasqualino, 2018 Gerber Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship recipient

Monica Pasqualino, 2018 Gerber Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship Recipient and PhD Candidate at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Monica Pasqualino received her B.A. in International Relations and History from the College of William and Mary, and her Master’s in Public Administration in Development Practice from Columbia University. She is currently a third-year doctoral student in the Human Nutrition Program at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Monica has been a member of ASN since 2017. Read more

Majid Mufaqam Syed-Abdul, ASN's Mars, Inc Predoctoral Fellowship Recipient 2018

Majid Mufaqam Syed-Abdul, 2018 Mars, Inc. Predoctoral Fellowship Recipient and PhD student at the University of Missouri, Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, School of Medicine

Majid Mufaqam Syed-Abdul received his B. Pharm from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University in Hyderabad, India and his M.S. in Nutrition and Exercise Science from Southeast Missouri State University. He is currently working as a Graduate Research Assistant at the University of Missouri, Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology Lab of Dr. Elizabeth Parks. Majid has been a member of ASN since 2015. Read more

Andrew McLeod, ASN's Pfizer Predoctoral Fellowship Recipient 2018

 

Andrew McLeod, 2018 Pfizer Predoctoral Fellowship Recipient and Graduate Research Assistant at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Medicine

Andrew McLeod received his M.S. in Human Nutrition from the University of Illinois at Chicago and is currently working as a Research Assistant at the University of Illinois at Chicago Lab of Dr. Lisa Tussing-Humphreys. Andrew has been a member of ASN since 2016. Read more

Rebecca Hagedorn, PhD Candidate in Animal and Food Science at West Virginia University and ISPP dietetic intern at the University of Arizona

Rebecca Hagedorn received her B.S. in Human Nutrition and Foods from West Virginia University and she is now completing her Ph.D. studies in the Animal and Food Science program at West Virginia University. She is an NIH T32 Behavioral and Biomedical Sciences Trainee, a graduate of the Applied Biostatistics Certificate Program through the West Virginia University School of Public Health, and has advanced research training in behavioral analysis and experimental models. Rebecca has been a member of ASN since 2018. Read more

 

Jessica Soldavini, PhD Candidate in Nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Graduate Research Assistant at the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Jessica Soldavini received her B.S. in Nutritional Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley, with a focus in Dietetics, and received her M.P.H. in Community Health Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is now completing her Ph.D. studies in Nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Jessica is a Registered Dietitian and works as a Graduate Research Assistant with the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. She has been a member of ASN since 2017.

 

1. How did you first get involved in nutrition science and research? What led you to be interested in nutrition policy?

I first became interested in nutrition while I was in high school and decided that I wanted to become a Registered Dietitian. While studying nutritional science as an undergraduate at UC Berkeley I gained a variety of experiences Read more