Melissa Fernandez, Assistant Professor RD, PhD

School of Nutrition Sciences
University of Ottawa

Nourishing Careers: Perspectives from Nutrition Trailblazers

The field of nutrition houses an intricate web of possibilities. As trainees, no doubt you are in the midst of major decisions about which pathway(s) you find yourself choosing as you transition into your career, including how your interests, skills, and aspirations align. This dynamic career panel represents a snapshot of the range of possibilities that those with an interest in nutrition may follow. This session will offer optimal opportunities to engage with this panel, ask questions, and gain valuable insights into the wonderful possibilities that await you post-graduation. Following the panel discussion, we hope you will join us for a trainee networking event that will transition into the CNS 2024 Conference opening reception. Don't miss this chance to connect, learn, and set the stage for your future success. This event is supported by the CIHR INMD Training and Community Support Grant.

Speaker/Chair Bio:

Dr. Fernandez is a registered dietitian and an assistant professor with the School of Nutrition Sciences cross appointed with the School of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Ottawa. Her research focuses on understanding how the Internet and new technologies influence the way consumers buy and communicate about food. The goal of her research is to develop strategies that will help the public navigate healthy food choices in increasingly complex digital environments.