Graduate Student Spotlights

Elizabeth Roth

Nutrition and Dietetics

Briefly tell us why you chose your program:
I have always been interested in nutrition, health and wellness and passionate about helping others. I am therefore thrilled to be pursuing a career as a Registered Dietitian (RD)so that I will be able to both practice the science of nutrition and counsel others in an important and meaningful area of our lives. I chose NYU Steinhardt's MS program in Nutrition and Dietetics (with a concentration in Clinical Nutrition) because I believe that my masters education will help me to be a better practitioner. The education that I am receiving at NYU Steinhardt provides me with both a breadth of knowledge as well as a depth of understanding about the entire nutrition field, and excites me about my future as an MS, RD.
My inspiration is:
making the world a little bit brighter
If I could change the world, I would:
make fruits and vegetables cheaper than a burger and fries
Something I collect:
plastic bags - they always come in handy!
Why I went to Graduate School:
career shift
The best gift I've ever received:
my wedding ring!
My biggest challenge is:
not enough hours in the day...
The professor who influenced me the most:
Proffessor Domingo Pinero
How I take my coffee:
small skim latte, one sugar please
The most adventurous thing I've ever done is:
biked down a volcano in Hawaii!
My secret passion is:
recycling (and cooking)
What I do to de-stress:
yoga, chinese take-out

Background Information

Where you grew up:
Pittsburgh, PA
What are your plans after you graduate?
help people live healthier lifestyles
Honors, Awards, and Achievements:
Member of Psi Chi, National Honor Society in Psychology, Magna Cum Laude graduation honors, University of Pennsylvania, Psychology Honors Program, University of Pennsylvania, Dean's List, University of Pennsylvania
Community Service and Other Activities:
City Harvest, Volunteer - Assisted with a healthy cooking demonstration in a Harlem public school - Helped design a Thanksgiving tips/recipes nutrition handout Columbia University Medical Center, Food and Nutrition Department, Volunteer- Help patients access free nutrition education videos from their hospital rooms. City Harvest, Nutrition Education Intern- Taught an 8-week nutrition course to senior citizens living in low-income housing in Brooklyn. Jewish Community Council of Washington Heights-Inwood, Volunteer- Distributed food at the community pantry and assisted with organizational tasks. Columbia University Medical Center, Center for Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery, Volunteer/Intern- Counseled patients preparing for bariatric surgery and designed nutrition education materials. West Philadelphia Tutoring Project, Tutor- Tutored inner-city elementary and high-school aged children in math and english. Active member of Hillel community, University of Pennsylvania