My name is Kaylee O’Hare. I am from Siloam Springs, a little town in Northwest Arkansas. An interesting fact about myself is that I worked at a skydiving facility one summer packing parachutes and as a customer service representative.
I was very fortunate to know exactly what I wanted to major in when coming to college. Nutrition is something that I have always been interested in and have loved learning about. I knew that I wanted to be able to help people and enjoy going to work everyday. Another neat thing about this area of study is that we get to be lifelong learners! There is always new information to sort through, articles to read, and new recipes to try. I hope to help others achieve a healthy relationship with food and with themselves. It is amazing what our bodies can do when we fuel them correctly!
The University of Central Arkansas has a great reputation for their Nutrition and Dietetics program. After walking around the beautiful campus and talking to some wonderful people in the department, I knew this was the place for me. I felt at home and could picture myself growing and learning so much here.
I am honored to be the student liaison for the Arkansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. It is important to have enthusiastic leaders who can encourage and promote involvement. We need people who are passionate about nutrition and promoting healthy lifestyles. When people see how excited other people are about something, they tend to be more interested in getting involved as well. I hope to be that kind of leader. One of my goals as student liaison is to get more students involved and excited about their future profession. Most of our student members are upperclassmen so I am going to reach out to the younger students and encourage them to start getting involved early on in their journey. I have some great plans in mind and I am looking forward to this coming year!