Nutritional Sciences Program

Food Systems Major


February 18, 2022

Erika Reinhardt

Erika Reinhardt

What brought you to UW? I am a Swiss-Peruvian immigrant that grew up in Renton, Washington. Culture has been a major part of my life.  I grew up celebrating Peruvian holidays and eating Swiss and Peruvian foods, however, growing up here in Washington introduced me to American culture, which makes me describe myself as a…


October 20, 2021

Christina Gonzalez

Christina Gonzales

Why did you choose UW? Since moving to Seattle, it has always been my goal to be accepted into the University of Washington.  I chose UW because it is a world-renowned research university, and I knew I would be receiving cutting-edge knowledge. How did you learn about the Food Systems, Nutrition, and Health Major, and…


September 16, 2021

Jesus Mendoza

Jesus Mendoza

Why did you choose UW?  I have lived in Washington most of my life and since I was young, I knew that the UW was the university I wanted to attend. In middle school and early on in high school, I wasn’t sure if my dream of attending UW would become a reality because of…


May 17, 2021

Esther Nguyen

Esther Ngyen

Esther Nguyen graduated from the University of Washington in 2020 with a major in Food Systems, Nutrition, and Health Major, and now works as a research assistant with the University of Washington School of Public Health in the Center for Public Health Nutrition. She is now preparing for graduate school while working as a research…


February 24, 2021

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Zimmerman

Elizabeth Lizzie Zimmerman

Why did you choose UW? I moved to Seattle at age 19 when I fell in love with living in the Pacific Northwest. After relocating to Seattle, I realized I wanted to go back to school for my bachelor’s degree around age 21. Going to the University of Washington was a goal, but I wasn’t…


March 16, 2020

Hannah Jordan

Hannah Jordan

Why did you choose UW? Both of my parents graduated from UW and because my mom went back to school when I was in middle school, I was able to see her experience here and how much she enjoyed the programs that were offered. I knew I wanted to pursue a nutrition major and UW…


February 14, 2020

Nikki Hogan

Nikki Hogan

Why did you choose UW? I wanted to explore a new city away from home, but I love the Pacific Northwest, so I knew I wanted to stay in the region. Seattle offers a lot of things to do outside of school—like concerts, farmers markets, and other events. I chose UW because the school has…


October 28, 2019

Jaehyun Kwon

Jaehyun Kwon

Why did you choose UW? I wanted to expand my social circle and have more interaction with my fellow students and UW Seattle seemed like the right place to do that. The student body is really diverse—people are from multiple cities and are of different ages. I want to build long-term relationships with people I…