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Celebrating UW nutritional sciences graduates completing MPH, MS, and RDN training in 2023

Group photo of 2023 graduating students in the UW Nutritional Sciences program
Students graduating in 2023 from MPH, MS, and RDN training programs in the UW Nutritional Sciences Program.

Congratulations to our graduate students finalizing their MPH and MS degrees, as well as to those completing their RDN training through the Graduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics (GCPD) in 2023.

On Friday August 18, the University of Washington Nutritional Sciences Program (NSP) faculty and staff gathered with the graduates and their families to celebrate and recognize their accomplishments at an in-person ceremony held in the Hans Rosling Center Population Health Building on the UW Seattle campus.

Anne Lund and Michelle Averill addressing 2023 graduates during the Year End Celebration August 18.

Nutritional Sciences Program faculty members participating in the ceremony included NSP Interim Director Michelle Averill, SPH Interim Associate Dean for Education Elizabeth Kirk, GCPD Program Director Anne Lund, and NSP Graduate Program Coordinator Cristen L. Harris. 

Four faculty pose for photo at graduation
Faculty members participating in the ceremony (left to right) Michelle Averill, Cristen L. Harris, Elizabeth Kirk, Anne Lund.

“I am incredibly proud of our graduates for their exceptional dedication, resilience, and strong connections created over the past few years. I look forward to their future contributions as leaders in their field,” said Michelle Averill.

Students paid tribute to preceptors in attendance, thanking them for their mentorship and support.
Megan Fisher and Katie McConaughy reflecting on their experiences in the program and recognizing their peers.

Congratulations again to all of the students on their hard work and accomplishments!

Master of Public Health (MPH) Candidates

Doan-Si Bui

Megan Fisher*

Mayra Gutierrez*

Victoria Jansen*

Jonathan Lara

Andrea Litzow*

Joanne Lum*

Kathryn McConaughy*

Kunal Patel*

Anastasia Powell*

James Sherrell*

Kristina Tribley*

Emilee Vann*

Marah Zinnen

Master of Science (MS) Candidates

Danny Beery*

Jordyn Fantuzzi*

Caroline Nondin

  • Thesis: Using Non-linear, Machine Learning Methodology to Assess the Potential Metabolomic-Based Biomarkers of Fat Intake Using a Controlled Feeding Study

Seyi Shonuyi

Savannah Stelzer*

A listing with an asterisk (*) identifies a student who has also completed the Graduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics (RDN training).

August 18, 2023