Current Student Researchers

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Jason Farrow. Exercise Science. Jason is an undergraduate student at NAU who is studying Exercise Science. After graduation he plans to pursue graduate school for sports nutrition with a long-term goal of working with collegiate athletes.
Pending Graduation: Fall 2018

Ashley Frechette. Public Health.
 Ashley is an undergraduate student at NAU who has always had a passion for health and nutrition. After graduation she plans to continue to graduate school to study Nutritional Science and become a registered dietitian. 
Pending Graduation: Spring 2019

Tara Kemp is studying in the Interdisciplinary Health Ph.D. program at NAU. Her primary interests lie in the intersection of psychology and nutrition. She plans to study the emotional and psychological tools that lay the foundation for sustainable lifestyle change, and is particularly interested in the role of self-compassion. Tara is a strong proponent of a whole food, plant-based diet for both treatment and prevention of chronic disease, and hopes to use the findings to help people adopt this lifestyle.

Gabby Kennedy. Psychology. Gabby is an undergraduate student at NAU studying Psychology with a minor in Health and Wellness Coaching. After graduation, her plan is to continue to graduate school and culinary school.  She wants to be able to not only teach people about the importance of nutrition, but also show them how to make delicious and healthy food. 
Pending Graduation: Fall 2018

Sam Lawson. Exercise Science. Sam is an undergraduate student studying exercise science with minors in chemistry and nutrition. Spurred from previously playing college baseball he has found a passion pursuing a career in sports nutrition. Sam wants to become a registered dietitian, a certified sports conditioning specialist, and ultimately a full time sports nutritionist for an MLB team.
Pending Graduation: Spring 2020

Taylor Lowe. Nutrition and Foods. Taylor is an undergraduate student at NAU. After graduation, she plans to take part in a nutrition Master’s program and become a Registered Dietitian. She’s interested in learning about the link between nutrition and disease, eating disorder recovery, and how diet and supplements can affect sport performance. Taylor wants to dive into the multifaceted function of nutrition and help a variety of different populations with their dietary needs.
Pending Graduation: Spring 2019

Sarah Takach. Biomedical Science. Sarah is currently an undergraduate student at NAU and is on the NAU Swim and Dive Team. After graduation she plans go to graduate school to receive her masters in human nutrition and become a Registered Dietitian. She would like to lead a healthy lifestyle and specifically help athletes realize how valuable nutrition can be in order to reach their optimum potential.
Pending Graduation: Spring 2019


Former Student Researchers

Tatiana Tomich. Master Of Public Health, University of Arizona, Class of 2019.


Sierra Bezdicek. Fitness and Wellness, Class of 2018

Sydney Herbst. Fitness and Wellness, Class of 2018.

Nicole Lloyd. Exercise Science and Health and Wellness Coaching, Class of 2018.

Kapahanau Palakiko. Biomedical Sciences, Class of 2018

Sydney Salvat. Fitness Wellness, Class of 2018


Lindsay Clark. Fitness Wellness, class of 2017.

Mae dallaL. Public health, class of 2017. 

Davin Lau. Exercise Science,class of 2017.

Sara Moore. Exercise Science, class of 2017.


Mason Maclean. fitness wellness, Class of 2016. 

Elise Miller. public health, Class of 2016.

Monica Pruitt. bachelors of undergraduate studies, Class of 2016. 

Alyssa Trinidad. Public Health, Class of 2016.