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Meet the Nutrition Advisors


Bethany Welch

Bethany is a sophomore Public health major who joined campus rec in December of 2013. She fell in love with fitness and working out during high school after joining her local gym and playing hockey, lacrosse, and field hockey. Certified in Spinning and Cardio Sport, Bethany also teaches boot camp and is a nutrition advisor. She plans on receiving more certifications in the future as well. Bethany strives to give her participants a fun and challenging workout that will leave them feeling accomplished. When Bethany is not at the gym, you can find her at the rink playing for the UMass women’s ice hockey team.
Bethany Welch

Danielle Beauchemin

Danielle is a Junior from Western Massachusetts. Her hobbies include hiking, mountain biking, skiing, and cooking. She is a Nutrition major on the Dietetics track and loves to help people learn how eating healthy can be fun and enjoyable! She hopes to become a Registered Dietitian and help people maintain, regain, or simply learn how to fuel their bodies in the best way possible. 

 

Danielle Beauchemin

Jacqueline E. Pollock

Jacqueline is a junior communication/journalism double major who's passion is fitness and wellness. She loves working up a sweat and her favorite way to do it is through Spinning. She stumbled upon Spinning during her freshman year and hasn't stopped since. She's originally from Lexington, MA and while she's at home she lifeguards and works at Free People. Her favorite part about teaching is giving her participants the best workout possible - if she can get them to sweat she's accomplished her goal! Come try one of her classes, you won't regret it!
Jacqueline E. Pollock

Jaime Thorpe

Jaime is a junior nutrition major on the dietetics track. She has always had an interest in nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle, but did not realize that health and wellness could be a lifelong hobby until halfway through her freshman year of college. After switching to the nutrition major, she worked hard to be get hands on experience in the field. On top of being a nutrition advisor here at the Rec Center, Jaime participates in a program where she works with UMass athletes regarding sports performance and nutrition. She also serves as a peer advisor for the UMass Nutrition Department and has learned to love being a source for people in need. She loves working with others and being able to share the importance of nutrition and how it affects our overall health and mindset. When working with Jaime, she hopes to provide a comfortable environment where her and her clients can work as a team to accomplish their goals!

Jaime Thorpe

Katie Lienhard

Katie Lienhard is a junior nutrition major on the dietetics track.  She's worked with many chefs and in a variety of kitchens, giving her a good background in cooking and creating recipes.  Most recently she interned at a holistic health center, where she learned the importance of whole, simple foods.  In high school she decided to become a vegetarian, which sparked her interest in nutrition and helping others make decisions regarding their own health.  Come talk to Katie in the wellness center about meal ideas and your diet!

Katie Lienhard

Kathleen McCurdy

Kathleen is a junior nutrition major on the dietetics track with the hopes of becoming a registered dietitian. She has been a competitive runner most of her life, which has sparked her interest in nutrition, health, and wellness. She specializes in vegetarian diets, sports nutrition and the relation between nutrition and mental health. She believes that a balanced, healthy diet and lifestyle not only promotes good physical health but mental health as well. Since becoming a student at UMass, Kathleen has discovered a love for yoga, cooking, and showing others how eating healthy can be enjoyable! Kathleen loves working with people is excited to meet with clients and inspire them to make healthy choices that fit their lifestyle. 

Kathleen McCurdy

Mariah Boisvert

Mariah is a sophomore here at UMass, majoring in Public Health & Journalism with a Psychology minor. In addition to being a Nutrition Advisor at the Rec Center, she is the Vice President of the Plant-Based Nutrition Club (P-NUT) and is also a Tour Guide for UMass. Mariah is enthusiastic about spreading a message of health and wellness to others in her community. This passion transpired to the creation of a blog, mariahboisvert.com. Mariah loves exercise of all forms—namely yoga and running. She completed her first marathon this fall! Mariah loves meeting new people and is super excited to share her experiences and knowledge with the Campus Rec community.

Mariah Boisvert

Paige Conti

Paige Conti is a junior nutrition major who strives to lead a healthy and wholesome life. She takes what she learns in class and tries to apply and incorporate it into her own life to make better choices for herself. Paige believes that creating healthy habits, rather than restrictions, is a way to keep a balanced and healthy lifestyle permanent. She also has a passion for fitness and feels that keeping the body healthy through physical activity and proper nutrition come hand in hand when trying to achieve good overall health. Paige is excited to take on new clients and inspire them to make the right nutritional choices while they balance all the many things that come with being a college student

Paige Conti

Rachel Lindskog

I am a Nutrition Major at Umass. I am from New Jersey. Coming to Umass I really found a love for nutrition freshman year and switched my major form undeclared to Nutrition. I will always encourage my clients to have a positive outlook on food and eating. I will encourage them to make healthy choices and educate them on the benefits of eating healthier. I will make sure my clients feel comfortable and welcomed when visiting me for advising. I am excited to share fun recipes with my clients as well. Overall, eating healthy enjoying life, and feeling good can come hand in hand if you make small changes to your lifestyle habits. -- I also teach Cardio Kickboxing at the campus rec.

Rachel Lindskog

Rachel Magerman

Rachel Magerman is a junior nutrition major on the dietetics track. She is passionate about leading a healthy lifestyle through proper nutrition and physical activity. Rachel’s main focus is on holistic nutrition; more specifically helping others learn and incorporate a whole foods plant based diet. She has earned a certificate in Holistic Health Coaching from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, where she further learned about several dietary theories and innovative coaching skills. Rachel enjoys running and biking and is further interested in the importance of nutrition on athletic performance. She welcomes any individual looking to improve their diets and overall well-being. Rachel is excited to work with potential new clients at the Wellness Center! 

Rahcel Magerman

Sam McGrath

Sam is a senior nutrition major who plans to become a registered dietician or get a second bachelor’s degree in nursing upon graduation. Sam hopes to focus on diabetic nutrition and exercise in his career in the health field. I enjoy the intramural sports here at UMass, such as soccer and flag football, cooking, and being fit and active. Sam is also a high school baseball coach and enjoys educating others about health and wellness.

 

Sam McGrath