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


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


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