What Do They Do?
The Nutrition Peer Counselor team works cooperatively and assists Live Well in all phases of nutritional programming and administration of nutritional counseling for the Personal Training program and the general campus community. Duties include scheduling and conducting dietary consultations, holding nutrition drop-in hours, facilitating educational sessions, and implementing nutritional resources as well as other duties as assigned.
Who Are The Peer Counselors?
Wenjun Liu, Clinical Nutrition, 4th Year
Home Town: Shanghai, China
Primary Interest in Nutrition: Type II diabetes prevention within the Asian Community
Nutrition-Related Activities: Intern at Mackenzie Lab for pancreatic cancer research, Diabetes Co-D at Paul Hom Asian Clinic
Facts About Me: I am passionate about food and nutrition and my life goal is going to a culinary school.
Favorite Meal: Pan-fried pork puns
Favorite Class at UC Davis so far: NUT 112 – Nutritional Assessment (but honestly, I love all the classes that I have taken)
What do you like to do for fun?: Workout and body functional training (I am keen to try different sports)
Any other tidbit of info you’d like to share with the Healthy Aggies community: I am currently doing some researches in Intuitive Eating and would love to talk to people who are also interested in the topic.
Brandy Carrillo, Nutrition Science in Public Health, 4th Year
Home Town: Salinas, California
Primary Interest in Nutrition: Plant-based and community nutrition.
Nutrition-Related Activities: intern and volunteer at the ASUCD Pantry, Healthy Aggies intern, Student Nutrition Association member
Facts About Me: I have a very interesting and weird duo as pets- a german shepherd and a chihuahua
Favorite Meal: Enchiladas
Favorite Class at UC Davis so far: PSC 126- Health Psychology
What do you like to do for fun?: dancing, embroidery, rewatching Parks and Rec for the 100th time.
Any other tidbit of info you’d like to share with the Healthy Aggies community: My philosophy when it comes to nutrition and healthy living is that balance is key.
Meigan Freeman, Clinical Nutrition, 4th Year
Home Town: Concord, California
Primary Interest in Nutrition: Community Nutrition, Nutrition Education, Quick and Healthy Recipes, Vegan & Vegetarian Dishes.
Nutrition-Related Activities: I have a personal blog where I analyze the research of nutrition and health-related topics. I also enjoy creating healthy and simple meals.
Facts About Me: I grew up in an adobe house, made of mud and straw.
Favorite Meal: My homemade vegan burrito bowls
Favorite Class at UC Davis so far: FST 100B, Food Properties. I learned a lot from Professor German’s lectures.
What do you like to do for fun?: I love practicing yoga and playing video games.
Any other tidbit of info you’d like to share with the Healthy Aggies community: I am a transfer student after spending quite a few years at community college. My email is open to those who want to chat and share experiences.
Claire Benoist, Clinical Nutrition, 4th Year
Home Town: Glendale, California
Primary Interest in Nutrition: I became interested in nutrition as a field of study when I started noticing how different foods made me feel and how they fueled my activities. I was also frustrated and confused with all the conflicting information online when trying to research “the best way to eat”. Ultimately, I want to be able to teach people how to eat in a satisfying, healthy, and balanced way for wellness throughout their life.
Nutrition-Related Activities: I love to cook, especially with new ingredients I’ve never tried before, and love to taste new foods when I travel.
Facts About Me: My first language is French. I didn’t speak any English until we moved here when I was 10 years old.
Favorite Meal: Breakfast. It sets me up for a good day ahead.
Favorite Class at UC Davis so far: Even though it was really hard, I enjoyed NPB 101. I’m a body nerd-I love learning about all the functions of the human body.
What do you like to do for fun?: I love to sing. You can find me singing with the campus acapella group The Spokes!
Any other tidbit of info you’d like to share with the Healthy Aggies community: I’m really looking forward to working and learning along with you all!