FSN Student Advisory Committee

The FSN Student Advisory Committee provides consultation to the faculty on relevant undergraduate and graduate student issues. They are ready to bring your comments and concerns to the department, so stop them in the halls or email any member directly.

Prospective students, do not hesitate to reach out to our students if you have any specific questions.

Click here to view the FSN Student Advisory Committee from 2020–2021.

 

Food Science and Nutrition Student Advisory Committee 2021–2022

 

Alyssa Amaral, Nutrition, First-generation College Student

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Major: Nutrition

Concentration: Applied Nutrition

From: Gonzales, CA

High School: Notre Dame High School

Community College: Monterey Peninsula College

Currently located: Gonzales, CA

Career Interest: Registered Dietitian with a specific focus in sports nutrition 

Favorite Activities/Hobbies: Watching/playing sports, cooking, shopping, and spending time with my family.

Favorite Food: Sushi

Contact: aamara02@calpoly.edu and LinkedIn

 

Abby Appleby, Nutrition

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Major: Nutrition

Concentration: Nutrition Science 

From: Snohomish, WA

High School: Snohomish High School

Community College: Everett Community College

Currently located: San Luis Obispo, CA

Career Interest: Dermatology

Favorite Activities/Hobbies: I love to go on walks on the beach, spend quality time with friends, and exercise.

Favorite Food: Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches 

Contact: aappleby@calpoly.edu and LinkedIn

 

Jean Aquino, Nutrition

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Major: Nutrition

Concentration: Applied Nutrition

From: San Carlos, CA

High School: Carlmont HS, Belmont, CA

Currently located: San Luis Obispo, CA

Career Interest: Physician Assistant, Dietitian

Favorite Activities/Hobbies: Working out, reading romance novels, embroidery, going on walks.

Favorite Food: Chocolate muffins

Contact: jaquin14@calpoly.edu and LinkedIn

 

Paige Armstrong, Nutrition

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Major: Nutrition

Concentration: Applied Nutrition

From: Carlsbad, CA

High School: Carlsbad High School

Currently located: San Luis Obispo, CA

Career Interest: Physician Assistant

Favorite Activities/Hobbies: I love going on hikes, reading in my hammock, and taking drives with friends along the coast while listening to music.

Favorite Food: Tortellini pesto pasta

Contact: plarmstr@calpoly.edu and LinkedIn

 

KASSIDY BATES, FOOD SCIENCE

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Major: Food Science

Concentration: Advanced Food Science

From: Honolulu, HI

High School: 'lolani School

Currently located: Honolulu, HI

Career Interest: Research and Development (R+D)

Favorite Activities/Hobbies: Surfing, cooking, beach volleyball

Favorite Food: Dark chocolate

Contact: kbates06@calpoly.edu and LinkedIn

 

Kimiko Casuga, FOOD SCIENCE

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Major: Food Science (BMS Food Science Program)

Concentration: Advanced Food Science

From: Fremont, California

High School: Washington High School

Currently located: San Luis Obispo, CA

Career Interest: Food safety and microbiology research

Favorite Activities/Hobbies: Cooking/baking with family, exploring new food stops with friends, watercolor, and catching up on new shows/movies!

Favorite Food: Japanese curry udon or sukiyaki

Contact: kcasuga@calpoly.edu and LinkedIn

 

Oliva Davis, nutrition

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Major: Nutrition

Concentration: Applied Nutrition

From: Bakersfield, CA

High School: Centennial High School

Currently located: San Luis Obispo, CA

Career InterestRegistered Dietitian (either a clinical dietitian or have a private nutrition practice for dancers)

InternshipsCal Poly Creamery Student Assistant (currently looking for experience more nutrition-related)

Favorite Activities/HobbiesI love dancing, experimental cooking, going out to eat, trying new foods, yoga, grocery shopping, walking my dogs, and late-night talks!

Favorite Food: Sweet potato with cinnamon!

Contact: ogdavis@calpoly.edu and LinkedIn

 

Valeria Diego, nutrition

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Major: Nutrition

Concentration: Applied Nutrition

From: Sacramento, CA

High School: Monterey Trail High School

Currently located: San Luis Obispo, CA

Career Interest: Become a Registered Dietitian and serve the ethnic/racial minority communities

Favorite Activities/Hobbies: I love spending quality time with friends and family outdoors and playing Just Dance.

Favorite Food: My Mom's red enchiladas 

Contact: vdiego01@calpoly.edu and LinkedIn

 

BLAYKE HARRISON, nutrition

Pronouns: he/him/his

Major: Nutrition

Concentration: Nutrition Science/Applied Nutrition

From: Santa Barbra, CA

High School: Dos Pueblos High School

Community College: Santa Barbara City College

Currently located: San Luis Obispo, CA

Career Interest: I hope to pursue research and teaching at the university level after completing my graduate degrees.

Internships At Titan Sports Performance in Santa Barbara where I helped train and educate high school and collegiate athletes to perform better at their respective sport(s).

Favorite Activities/Hobbies: Resistance training, watching movies, reading, and playing with my two cats.

Favorite Food: Potatoes

Contact: bwharris@calpoly.edu and LinkedIn

 

Ashley Hudson, nutrition

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Major: Nutrition

Concentration: Applied Nutrition

From: Dana Point, CA

High School: Dana Hills High School

Currently located: San Luis Obispo, CA

Career Interest: Registered Dietitian 

Internships Intern for Total Nutrition Counseling, Intern for PCOS Fertility Nutrition

Favorite Activities/Hobbies: I like hiking, traveling, going to the beach, and making delicious dinners.

Favorite Food: Tacos

Contact: ashudson@calpoly.edu and LinkedIn

 

Eleanor Hulse, nutrition

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Major: Nutrition

Concentration: Applied Nutrition

From: Seattle, Washington

High School: The Bush School

Currently located: San Luis Obispo, CA

Career Interest: Community dietetics, pediatrics, and nutrition education

Internships: I spent a summer a few years ago at Bearskin Meadow Camp as the Special Diet's Cook and I currently work as a Therapeutic Learning Coach at Brain Boost Academy. 

Favorite Activities/Hobbies: Cooking, hiking, and embroidery

Favorite Food: Chocolate pudding

Contact: eleanorghulse@gmail.com and LinkedIn

 

Lauren Londoño, nutrition

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Major: Nutrition

Minor: Political Science 

Concentration: Nutrition Science

From: Pleasanton, CA

High School: Amador Valley High School

Currently located: San Luis Obispo, CA

Career Interest: Work in the field of public policy and public health.

Internships: In high school (2017-2019). Go Green Initiative: I was responsible for creating Integrated Waste Management and Energy usage Reports and recommendations for the City of Pleasanton and Pleasanton Unified School District.

Favorite Activities/Hobbies: I love cooking, surfing, running, and hiking. I am also passionate about sustainability and zero waste.

Favorite Food: Vegan mac and cheese

Contact: llondono@calpoly.edu and LinkedIn

 

CASSANDRA MONTERROSA, nutrition

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Major: Food Science

Concentration: Advanced Food Science

From:  San Diego, CA

High School: James Madison High School

Currently located: San Diego, CA

Career Interest: I want to pursue a career with food technology, but open to see where the world takes me

Favorite Activities/Hobbies: Cooking, spending time with my dog, and finding new places to eat.

Favorite Food: Chicken wings

Contact: cmonte06@calpoly.edu and LinkedIn

 

Eve Olivares, nutrition

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Major: Nutrition

Concentration: Applied Nutrition

From: Manhattan Beach, CA

High School: Mira Costa High School

Currently located: San Luis Obispo, CA

Career Interest: I am hoping to pursue a career in sports nutrition

Favorite Activities/Hobbies: Going to the beach, exercising, spending time with friends, cooking, and reading.

Favorite Food: Dark chocolate 

Contact: eeolivar@calpoly.edu and LinkedIn

 

Ramasrith Rompicharla, nutrition

Pronouns: he/him/his

Major: Nutrition

Minor: Child Development

Concentration: Nutrition Science

From: Tri-Valley Area, CA

High School: Livermore High School

Currently located: Pleasanton, CA

Career Interest: I am interested in becoming a physician, specifically in preventative medicine

Favorite Activities/Hobbies: Reading, writing, tech, cooking, driving, and yoga

Favorite Food: Falafel and hummus

Contact: rrompich@calpoly.edu and LinkedIn

 

Aviva Schiff, Food Science

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Major: Food Science

Concentration: Culinology

From: Marin County, CA

High School: Redwood High School

Currently located: San Luis Obispo, CA

Career Interest:  Open to a lot of different areas, but especially interested in product development or sensory

Internships: 2019 Meal Preparation intern at Swanton Pacific Ranch

Favorite Activities/Hobbies: I enjoy running and being outside, cooking, reading, and spending time with friends and family.

Favorite Food: Pumking pancakes with chocolate chips

Contact: avivais333@gmail.com and LinkedIn

 

Patrick SHENEFIELD, FOOD SCIENCE

Pronouns: he/him/his

Major: Food Science 

Minor: Packaging

Concentration: Culinology

From: East Greenwich, RI

High School: East Greenwich High School

Currently located: San Luis Obispo, CA

Career Interest: I would love to work in product development. Hopefully, I will be able to work in another country at some point in my life.

Favorite Activities/Hobbies: Music, Movies, Baking

Favorite Food: Fried chicken

Contact: pshenefi@calpoly.edu and LinkedIn

 

josie Showalter, nutrition

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Major: Nutrition

Concentration: Applied Nutrition

From: Spokane, WA

High School: Freeman High School

Currently located: San Luis Obispo, CA

Career InterestSports Dietitian

Internships: Director internship in Austin, TX

Favorite Activities/Hobbies: Soccer, weight lifting, cooking, hiking

Favorite Food: Pickles

Contact: joshowie411@gmail.com and LinkedIn

 

Allison Stauffer, Food Science

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Major: Food Science

Concentration: Culinology

From: Huntington Beach, CA

High School: Huntington Beach High School

Currently located: San Luis Obispo, CA

Career Interest: Product development or quality assurance field

Internships: Taco Bell Food Innovation team and Smucker’s Quality Manager

Favorite Activities/Hobbies: Cooking, baking, playing with my dogs, arts and crafts, gaming

Favorite Food: Tiramisu 

Contact: aestauff@calpoly.edu and LinkedIn

 

SIENA WHITAKER, FOOD SCIENCe

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Major: Food Science

Major: Hopes to minor in Environmental Science or Sustainability

Concentration: Culinology

From: Denver, CO

High School: Kent Denver High School

Currently located: San Luis Obispo, CA

Career Interest: I would love to continue baking and I also want to help people.

Favorite Activities/Hobbies: Baking, reading, watching Netflix, finding good boba and sushi.

Favorite Food: Sushi or noodles

Contact: sjwhitak@calpoly.edu and LinkedIn

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