Celia Andreo chose to major in food science with a concentration in nutrition because she has a passion for healthy living. She plans on having a career that allows her to interact with and help others. For these reasons, nutrition is a perfect fit. "Hunger is too prevalent in our community and all over the world. I hope to work with the low-resource community in combatting poverty and food insecurity. I would love to see a day when food pantries are no longer necessary," Celia said. Upon graduation, Celia hopes to complete a dietetic internship, work towards a master's degree, and earn her Registered Dietician license. A defining moment for Celia was when she decided to major in nutrition. "We had a guest speaker from Gatorade who worked as a sports nutritionist. After 45 minutes, I was so captivated by his lecture that I changed my major to nutrition within the next week," Celia said. She also has a word of advice for potential students. "The major asks a lot of you, but the more you give, the better off you'll be. Get involved and get to know your teachers," she said.
Allie Cowles is a nutrition major from Jackson, Mississippi. She anticipates graduating in May 2019. Allie says her favorite thing about home is she recently just moved to the country and the biggest change has been the slow pace of life out there. She starts her mornings by enjoying breakfast on her family's front porch overlooking the field and observing wildlife that decide to come out of the woods. Her favorite thing about MSU is the hometown feel that the university and Starkville provides. She enjoys campus' little treasures such as the Rose Garden and the Chapel of Memories. In her spare time, she loves to cook. She enjoys taking recipes and substituting healthier alternatives for commonly-used ingredients. Her plan after graduation is to apply for her master's degree and follow up with her dietetic internship. A fun fact about Allie is she's always had a dream of hosting a cooking show one day that improves the nutritional quality of America's favorite dishes.