Graduate Student Spotlights

Katarina Burton

Nutrition and Dietetics

Briefly tell us why you chose your program:
My interest in nutrition coupled with the reputation of the faculty made Steinhardt the only possible choice.
My inspiration is:
New York, people, the world...
I would like to be remembered for:
My food
Something I collect:
Why I went to Graduate School:
One can never be educated enough.
My best job ever:
Is yet to come.
A hobby I have is:
cook, eat, run, repeat...
The professor who influenced me the most:
So far Dr. Lisa R. Yung and Lisa Sasson...maybe I need to change my name to Lisa.
My favorite place to study is:
In the library, at a table, overlooking Washington Square Park, preferably 6th floor...who am I kidding a mere mortal may never enjoy such prime real estate!
My best commuity service experience:
The Race to Deliver run with God's Love We Deliver, which combined my love of running with my desire to help.
My secret passion is:
All my passions are very public.
If I could take a year off I would:
I don't need time off to do everything I love -- but if I had to I'd travel around the world.

Background Information

Where you grew up:
What are your plans after you graduate?
Find a position as registered dietitian at an institution where I find professional and intellectual satisfaction. Possibly apply for a doctoral program.
Honors, Awards, and Achievements:
I Graduated Summa Cum Laude from San Francisco State University in Hospitality Management with a minor in Business Administration. Speak fluent Slovak, Czech and Hungarian. Ran and finished the NYC Marathon.
Community Service and Other Activities:
God's Love We Deliver.