Student Dietetic Association


The Student Dietetic Association provides opportunities for professional development through, leadership, nutrition education, and service.


  • enhance leadership abilities of students
  • promote professional growth and development of students
  • promote the profession of dietetics
  • coordinate student activities
  • promote community service related to nutrition education
  • promote collegiality

President: Colette Vartanian


Colette Vartanian

Favorite Quote: “In order to be irreplaceable one must be different” -Coco Chanel

Hometown: Santa Clarita, CA

Favorite Food: Pasta Carbonara

Areas of interest: Sports Nutrition

Vice President: Nicole Hawkins


Nicole Hawkins

Hometown: Keller, TX

Favorite Food: Dark Chocolate

Areas of interest: Private Practice

Treasurer: Jennifer Morrison


Jennifer Morrison

Position: Treasurer

Favorite Quote: “I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. If you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it full speed. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it, and above all else become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good.” -Roald Dahl

Hometown: Lawton, Oklahoma

Favorite food: Pizza

Areas of interest/future dream job: World-renowned scientist/expert

Secretary: Amber Rinestine


Amber Rinestine

Favorite Quote: “Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars.”

Hometown: Pueblo, CO

Favorite Food: Birria

Areas of interest: Sports Nutrition and Pet Nutrition

Historian: Kaysha Sleet


Recruitment Officer: Catherine Grantham


Catherine Grantham

Favorite Quote: “Sometimes fear does not subside and one must choose to do it afraid.” -Elizabeth Elliot

Hometown: Tulsa, OK

Favorite Food: Anything Thai

Areas of interest: Public Health/International Relief

Professional Development Chair: Melissa Fairman


Melissa Fairman

Position: Professional Development Officer

Favorite Quote: “This too shall pass” – Persian adage

Hometown: Crestwook, KY

Favorite food: Pizza Margherita

Areas of interest/future dream job: Nutrition Policy

Community Service Chair: Becca Fronberry


Becca Fronberry

Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Favorite Food: Popcorn

Areas of interest: Outpatient Counseling, Weight Management, and Geriatrics

Fundraising Chair: Rachel Rickman


Rachel Rickman

Favorite Quote: “She is quick and curious and playful and strong.” -Kate Spade

Hometown: Stillwater, OK

Favorite Food: Veggie Pizza

Areas of interest: Maternal and Infant Nutrition

Social Chair: Jessica Smith


Jessica Smith

Favorite Quote:  “Do one thing everyday that scare you” -Kurt Caselli

Hometown: Riverside, CA

Favorite Food: Carrots and Guacamole

Areas of interest: Private Practice