Emily Diana

PhD Student | School of Nutritional Sciences and Wellness

About Me
I grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, so it was a natural decision to attend the University of Arizona for my undergraduate degree. I was able to immerse myself in the nutritional sciences program and had a wonderful experience throughout. After graduation, I attended Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon, where I completed my master’s degree in human nutrition and my dietetic internship. Following this, I went on to practice as an inpatient clinical dietitian. This experience made me realize my passion was in chronic disease prevention, which inspired me to pursue my PhD. Ultimately, I would like to focus my career on reducing the burden of chronic disease and supporting the betterment of health on a greater scale. 

Why I chose the Nutritional Sciences Program at the University of Arizona
I chose the University of Arizona for multiple reasons. The primary reason was due to the diverse and fascinating research being conducted. In addition, as an alumnus, I knew that there were many fruitful opportunities for students. I was also excited to participate in laboratory rotations during the first semester, as this was a valuable learning opportunity.