Hello, my name is Sydney Cooper and I am in the Dietetics program, expected to graduate in the spring of 2019. One of my biggest passions is nutrition and the importance it has in health and disease prevention. I have also always had a heart for helping those in need, and hope to work in a clinical setting by teaching people how to use nutrition as an effective way to prevent, treat, and/or cope with diseases. I have been a part of the Nutrition and Dietetics Club since 2016 and it has really opened my eyes to all the opportunities this field has to offer. I will do everything in my power to provide NDC members with lots of knowledge and opportunities for as much personal and professional growth as possible. I also hope to lead this club into educating the OSU community in nutrition and how it is truly one of the best option for a healthy life.
Position: Vice President
Hello! My name is Emily Sunderman and I am a post- bacc student in pre-dietetics. I’m hoping to start the dietetics program in the fall of 2018. My interest in nutrition started when I was a teenager, as I started to see the connections between health issues in myself and my family and our diets. Over the years my love for nutrition grew so I decided to make it into a career, and my primary interest these days is community nutrition. I joined the NDC in my first term at OSU, and I find it to be very helpful in exploring the different careers in dietetics. I’ve especially enjoyed the nutritional outreach activities I’ve participated in through NDC. I look forward to being your Vice- President in the 2018-2019 school year.
My name is Bailey Pruner. I am the new NDC secretary! I am originally from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. I have another degree in English/Creative Writing from the University of South Dakota. Writing has been my passion my entire life and I still have intentions of following that dream. About three years ago, i fell in love with health and fitness and decided to pursue a career in dietetics while I continue to write. I moved to Oregon two years ago and am currently a Nutrition and Dietetics student with plans to become an RD! My hope is to combine my love for health and fitness with my passion for writing into an amazing career. You can usually find me at Dixon working out or somewhere drinking coffee with my nose in a book! I also love to travel and gush about my 3 Bengals!
Position: Public Relations
Hi! My Name is Katie Varney and I’m a junior in the Dietetics program. I am also working on a kinesiology major in pursuit of a career in sports nutrition. I have a family history of careers and interest in nutrition. My great grandma was the first woman to graduate from Yale with a PhD in psychological chemistry, and the majority of her research was in the physiological effects of nutrition. Her daughter, my grandma, was a world traveler, learning the art of cooking in every country she lived in or traveled to. She passed on her repertoire of knowledge, skill and recipes of course, to my mom who emphasized a hunter-gatherer style of diet in our household. We grew, raised, and hunted/fished most of our food and ate a variety of ethnic cuisines regularly. As you can tell, the nutrition thing is second nature to me, but where does the kinesiology interest come in? I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t playing a sport. Growing up, a change in the season meant a new sport. Up through high school, I played on both school and club teams. I played basketball while attending Chemeketa CC for two years and now at Oregon State, I do intramurals and weight lifting. I’ve always been surrounded by sports and a part of a team, and I knew that was something I couldn’t let go of. I hope to one day be the sports dietitian for a professional team or part of the Olympic committee of dietitians.
A final note- I’ve been a member of NDC for 3 years, through which I’ve gained awesome volunteer experience, met inspirational RD’s and food-service people, and been on some fun club “field-trips.” As a board member, I will help continue to make those experiences available to all of you so that you can get as much enjoyment out of NDC as I have thus far. Go Food!
Hello everyone! My name is Hannah Lundeen and I am a sophomore in the Dietetics program. Growing up, I had an interest in cooking and learned most of what I know today from my dad who cooked our meals. It wasn’t until later on that I made the connection between nutrition and health and how vital of a role it plays within our daily lives. I see myself becoming a clinical dietician in an out-patient setting. With a Spanish minor under my belt, my goal is simply to help as many people as I can and make their quality of life better. In my spare time, I enjoy swimming, thrifting, and cooking! I am proud to be serving as your treasurer.
Hi everyone my name is Madison Brady and I am a junior in the Dietetics program. I haven’t always known that I wanted to pursue nutrition, but during my sophomore year at OSU I took a basic nutrition class that uncovered a passion of mine that I hadn’t known I had! I discovered that nutrition plays a fundamental role in many more aspects of our lives then we think, and how modifying it can be a good way to prevent and treat disease. I’m not entirely sure what I want to do in the future, but for now I am planning on pursuing an RD credential, as well as obtaining my graduate degree in nutrition or public health. I have been a member of the Nutrition and Dietetics club since my freshman year, and have gained a lot of volunteer experience through the club. I hope to be an amazing webmaster for the 2018-19 school year. Go Beavs and go NDC!!