Natalia Guzman is a CHCI-PepsiCo Nutritional Health Graduate Fellow in Washington, D.C. Her 9-month fellowship rotation is focused on child nutrition research.
She earned both a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Science and Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition from Rutgers University. She is studying for the Registered Dietetic Nutritionist (RDN) licensing exam so she can specialize in weight inclusive care and eating disorders.
Natalia’s parents immigrated to the U.S. during their teen years and worked extremely hard. Her mother was a day care teacher’s assistant and her father, a night-shift textile worker. Natalia emulated their values and work ethic. Tri-County’s scholarships enabled her to attend Mary Help of Christian’s Academy, where she graduated near the top of her class.
Said Natalia, “Having the opportunity to get to know Tri-County donors on a personal level at events meant a lot to me. I hope that one day I can give back like them.”