About Sandra D. Chavez
My path into dietetics began with a return to school; I was drawn to the Dietetics field after taking an introductory course in Nutrition. I lost my grandfather at a young age due to chronic disease complications. From this loss and the new knowledge from my Nutrition class, I decided the course of my life was leading toward a career where I can help others find a healthy, sustainable, and affordable diet.
Growing up in a family of five we were no strangers to food insecurity in my younger years. I have learned the value of hard work from my parents who worked tirelessly to provide our family with a home and nutritious meals. This is the work ethic I have brought to my studies and past career.
I currently reside in the San Francisco Bay Area and when I am not in the library studying, I can be found cooking with my husband, training for half-marathons, and visiting my family and Disneyland in Anaheim.
Checking in participants to the Dietetic Internship Workshop in October 2016
Sensory evaluation laboratory experiment
Teaching students about the amounts of sugars in their beverages during National Nutrition Month
Final tasting of our Product Development Project
Sutro Review - Entry published in May 2016
Keeping the fun in our lab before baking our test product
Carrot soup made with imperfect carrots and ginger, lemon, and chives. Paired with barley.