Mentors

Mentor Supervisors

 JennyRJenny Rodriguez

Nutrition and Exercise Mentor Supervior

Jenny is in her last semester as a Nutrition and Food Science major with an option in Dietetics. She will be starting the dietetic internship at Chico State in the fall. A Bay Area native, Jennifer enjoys spending her free time with her three children and husband on the beach. She works as a Community Nutrition Assistant at the Center for Healthy Communities. Jennifer also volunteers for several diabetes-related organizations.

MJMary Jane Johnson

Nutrition and Exercise Mentor

Mary Jane graduated from Chico State in December but is sticking around in Chico one more semester because she loves it so much! She is working towards getting her master's degree and becoming a dietitian. Currently she is a waitress and a dietary aide. Mary Jane enjoys dinner parties, nature and new experiences.

BriBri Lofink

Nutrition and Exercise Mentor Supervisor

Bri Lofink is a graduate student in nutrition science. She is originally from Plumas County California. She also works at the Center for Healthy Communities teaching nutrition lessons to middle and high school students. In her spare time she enjoys making DIY gifts, hiking, and cooking. 

CassieBinghamCassie Bingham

Nutrition Mentor Supervisor

Cassie Bingham is a senior nutrition student from Morgan Hill, California. She currently works at Sutter Dining and is the president of the Embodied club on campus, where she aims to promote body positivity on campus. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, hiking, and spending time with friends and family. She hopes to become a community dietitian.




EmilyBrownEmily Brown

Nutrition and Exercise Mentor Supervisor

Emily Brown is a senior nutrition student with a minor in exercise science.  She is originally from Novato, California.  She is the treasurer of the Embodied club here on campus. In her free time she enjoys cooking, gardening, and exploring Upper Park.  She hopes to become a clinical dietitian working with rehab patients. 



Sean GSean Gertjejansen

Exercise Mentor Supervisor

Sean recently graduated with his master's degree in Exercise Psychology. He is originally from Orange County, CA. He works as a group exercise instructor and also helps oversee the WellCat Fit program. His hobbies include reading, playing with his cats, mixed martial arts (MMA) training, and drinking copious amounts of coffee. He hopes to one day work as an exercise psychology consultant.

KeilaHKeila Hernandez

Nutrition and Exercise Mentor Supervisor

Keila Hernandez is a senior in the dietetics program. Her goal as a nutrition student is to help those struggling with disordered eating and to also serve underserved communities. As a Napa Valley native, Keila enjoys a glass of wine, great cuisine and good conversation at the dining table with friends and family. Keila is fluent in Spanish and French and has lived in many countries. She loves to travel! Her hobbies include writing music, singing, playing the piano, watching films, and being outdoors. 

Mentors

AnneHAnne Harris

Nutrition Mentor

Anne is a graduate student in nutrition from Oakland, CA. She enjoys traveling and spent time studying abroad in Spain and volunteering in Guatemala. Anne also enjoys hiking, snowshoeing, and cooking for others. Anne hopes to become a registered dietitian.

KristinaGKristina Gard

Nutrition and Exercise Mentor

Kristina is from the East Bay. She graduated with a degree in biology and is currently a graduate student in the nutrition program with the hopes of becoming a registered dietitian. Kristina loves airplanes and traveling and has studied abroad in Argentina.

 

JoshMJosh McAtee

Nutrition and Exercise Mentor

Josh is a senior in the dietetics program. He spends his free time going for hikes and jogs around Chico. He is also an officer for the nutrition club on campus and is currently employed at the Center for Healthy Communities. He is pursuing a career as a dietitian.

KatieWKatie Williams

Nutrition and Exercise Mentor

Katie is a graduate student in nutrition and plans to become a dietitian. Katie has an undergraduate degree in Psychology and is interested in teaching, nutrition counseling, and clinical nutrition. Katie has two children and enjoys being outdoors, yoga, boxing, and jogging.

BiancaWBianca Ware

Exercise Mentor

Bianca is a health education major from Los Angeles, Ca. She enjoys writing songs and has an interest in trying out snowboarding. Bianca has a passion for philanthropy and plans on becoming a nurse midwife.

KaylaSKayla Schnitzius

Nutrition Mentor

Kayla is a food and nutrition management student from the small town of Willits, Ca. She enjoys many different hobbies including hiking and reading.

JillianPJillian Peart

Nutrition and Exercise Mentor

Jillian is a pre-dietetics student from Orange County. Jillian enjoys swimming, hiking, and competing on the Chico State rowing team. She also loves traveling and has spent some time in Japan. Jillian hopes to become a registered dietitian so that she can teach nutrition to high school and college students.

BobbyBobby Lineaweaver

Nutrition and Exercise Mentor

Bobby is from La Crescent, California. He is graduating this semester with a degree in food and nutrition communication. He is interested in a career in food science and product development. Bobby played volleyball in community college and also enjoys hiking and working out.

ChristiWChristy Walowit

Nutrition and Exercise Mentor

Christy is a nutrition student from South Lake Tahoe. She enjoys cross country skiing and traveling and has even studied abroad in Thailand and India. Christy looks forward to counseling and connecting with others this semester as a nutrition mentor for FitU.

LoLauren "Lo" Babcock

Nutrition and Exercise Mentor

Lo is from the Santa Rosa area. She enjoys cooking, baking, running, and watching her favorite show, Chopped, in her spare time. Lo hopes to become a counselor for college students.

DanDan Navarro

Nutrition and Exercise Mentor

Dan was a former music major and is currently pursuing a degree in dietetics. He is in his last semester at Chico State and is working on becoming a dietitian, certified diabetes educator and physician’s assistant. Dan enjoys participating in Spartan races and playing piano, guitar, and drums.

MarilynDMarilyn Degarmo

Nutrition and Exercise Mentor

Marilyn is a Chico native. She is currently employed at SNS Produce and is applying for work in health education. Marilyn enjoys traveling and participating in group fitness classes in her spare time.