About our speaker:
Liz grew up in the Berkshire Mountains of Western MA, where she spent her childhood exploring the outdoors, hiking, biking, swimming, and wakeboarding. She received her Bachelors in Dietetics with a minor in Kinesiology at the University of Rhode Island in 2011. She was also a competitive dinghy sailor for the URI Rams.
While at URI, she assisted with nutrition, exercise, and eating rate research. After a teaching assistantship in her mentor’s sport nutrition course, she was determined to pursue sport dietetics as a career.
While pursuing master’s degrees in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition Science at San Diego State University, Liz began an assistantship at the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center in 2012. She worked primarily with Rugby, field hockey, volleyball, water polo, and canoe-kayak, along with launching the @Nutr4TeamUSA twitter, writing recipes, publishing articles, contributing to protocol papers, and working in the dining hall. At SDSU, she taught food science and conducted sponsored research on carbohydrate metabolism.
After graduating from SDSU in May 2014, she completed her dietetic internship at the Methodist Hospital in Houston, TX. She returned to the Olympic Training Center in April as a sport nutrition consultant to rowing, track cycling, BMX, triathlon, archery, and rugby.