I'd like to introduce our new Summer Intern, Odelya Niknam! Odelya is currently studying Nutrition & Dietetics, and has a great passion for health. Be on the look-out for future blog posts and content from Odelya this summer! Read the interview below to learn more about Odelya:
Where do you go to school and what is your major?
I go to Queens College in New York, majoring in Nutrition and Dietetics.
What sparked your interest in nutrition?
When I was in high school, I ate pretty much anything to my stomach’s capacity but still found myself underweight. I dreaded going to the doctor’s office because I would come back with not much of a weight gain and knew he would be mad at me (I don’t blame him!). After doing some research, I concluded that food is truly the focal point of one’s life, so I promised myself to find a healthy way to gain weight and to plan on studying nutrition in college.
How do you plan to incorporate nutrition into your career?
I plan to be that stable rock that people can come to improve their health and overall well-being. While keeping up with the latest nutrition research, I aspire to promote better eating habits in prevention of any diseases in the years to come.
What do you hope to gain from this internship?
I hope to gain experience and knowledge through the weekly tasks assigned which I can use to build a strong career path in the nutrition field. Additionally, I would like to acquire a professional and personal connection with Stefani, who has such a strong passion for her work.
Fun Facts Time!
Favorite Food: Persian Kabob. A must try!
Favorite Movie: Not so much of a movie person but have to say La La Land was quite beautiful.
Favorite TV Show: Hands down, The Office.
Favorite Singer(s): Axwell /\ Ingrosso
Favorite Holiday: New Year’s! Who doesn’t love a fresh new beginning?