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Optimizing Human Performance


Student & Alumni Spotlight

Current and former students are doing amazing things. From awards to careers, we’re proud to feature some of their accomplishments.

Recent graduate Jamila Holcomb (Ph.D., ’17) was selected as the 2018 recipient of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Dissertation Award. Jamila will be honored during the AAMFT Annual Conference in Louisville, KY on November 17.
Allison Rayburn has been named the 2018 recipient of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Graduate Student Research Award, marking the 5th time in the past 6 years that an FSU MFT student earned a research award from the national organization.
Sarah Johnson (Ph.D., ’13) was awarded the 2018 Abbott Nutrition Award in Women’s Health by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. It is presented each year to a dietetics professional who makes significant contributions towards understanding the importance of nutrition in women’s health. Sarah will be recognized during the Academy’s Food & Nutrition Conference / Expo in Washington D.C. on October 22.

Several graduates of the Dietetics Internship Program are working with professional sports teams.

SnyderSarah Snyder (’07)
Team Performance Dietician, Detroit Lions
MazurJordan Mazur (’15)
Coordinator of Nutrition, San Francisco 49ers
HarrisGrant Harris (’16)
Performance Nutrition, Dallas Cowboys
SolbergerBlair Solberger (’18)
Sports Nutritionist, Miami Dolphins
Graduate student Kyle Smith is interning with the San Francisco 49ers. Kyle will graduate this summer with his M.S. in Sports Nutrition. (He is even featured in the team’s recent promo clip!)
Jamie Vespa (’12) is an Assistant Editor for the popular food magazine Cooking Light, and also runs her very successful health blog Dishing Out Health. Watch Jamie host Cooking Light’s new show on Facebook: The New Healthy