SDFSA Officer Bios
Emely Ordonez – President
Hello everyone, I’m Emely Ordonez, your SDFSA President! I am a senior undergraduate student majoring in Nutrition Dietetics and Food Science with a minor in Political Science. My interest in nutrition lies in the public health and public policy sector which I aspire to work in or impact someday. My favorite things to do include dancing, learning something new on YouTube, and spending time with my dog and family!
Isabel Chen – Co-Vice President
My name is Isabel, and I am your co-VP! I am a Nutrition and Dietetics major and I will be graduating in 2023. I love all things health, wellness, fashion, and tennis-related! Some of my hobbies include tennis, reformer pilates, and traveling to new places. My two favorite destinations are Turks and Caicos and Amalfi Coast!
Whitney Gibson – Co-Vice President
My name is Whitney Gibson, and I am a senior majoring in Nutrition and Dietetics. I have personally realized the significant impact nutrition has on our society and individuals depending on RDN’s for their health and well-being. I believe the implementation of good nutrition can and should be the front line defense for our society. My career goal is to become a Registered Dietitian and help others live healthier and happier lives. When I am not in school, I enjoy baking, running, taking my dog for walks, and being with my family and friends.
Melissa Pineda – Co-Secretary
I am a pun loving caffeine enthusiast that will make dad jokes at random. I enjoy reading, video games, and writing poetry. My favorite pastime currently is reading while listening to the sound of rain.
Rebecca Callo – Treasurer
Hello everyone, my name is Rebecca Callo and I am a fourth-year nutrition and dietetics major. I will be SDFSA's treasurer for this new school year. My passion for nutrition stems from my previous job as a certified pharmacy technician, where I was inspired to learn more about food as medicine. After looking into different specialties in nutrition, I wanted to pursue a career as a sports dietitian. In high school, I was part of the sports medicine pathway as well as an athlete, so sports nutrition is the perfect fit for me since it blends my passion for sports and nutrition. My favorite meal is nourishing bowls, it is such an easy and delicious way to incorporate as many food groups into your meals. Some of my favorite hobbies include camping, hiking, star-gazing and spending time with my family!
Aracely Siordia – Co-Fundraising Treasurer
Hi everyone my name is Aracely Siordia and I am a senior Nutrition and Dietetics major. My passion for nutrition started when I started getting into the fitness world. There’s so much false information out on the internet that I wanted to learn about nutrition first hand. In my free time I enjoy family time as well as going for a run and to the gym.
Darany Mom – Co-Fundraising Treasurer
Hi! My name is Darany Mom. I have always loved to learn and explore, so I decided to move to the United Sates from Cambodia for education. Currently, I am a junior Nutrition and Dietetics major. I will be a Co-Fundraising Treasure of SDFSA this school year. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with family, and friends and doing things that make me happy. One of those things is cooking healthy foods. Last but not least, I also love to travel and explore news places, cultures,people, and foods a well. I am glad to be apart of SDFSA member and looking forward to enjoy the rest of the year together the members! :)
Shannon Jaramillo – Co-Editor
Hi all, I’m Shannon Jaramillo, a senior in the FCS nutrition and dietetics program and the co-editor for SDFSA. My own personal health conditions inspired a hunger for nutritional education. I have yet to find a person who doesn’t like to eat but often find that they don’t know how to eat. I aspire to bring heath awareness to all foodies. When I’m not cramming for school I like to be outdoors with my daughter and partner. You can find me shouting at a Kings or Dodgers game, walking around Disneyland, or jumping on a plane to somewhere new.
Estefania De Los Santos – Co-Publicity
Hi everyone my name is Estefania De Los Santos but I go by Stef, I am a fourth-year nutrition and dietetics major. I will be the new SDFSA co-publicity officer for this school year. As a student-athlete at CSUN, having a good relationship with food has always been a top priority for me, so when I found out nutrition and dietetics was a major I was fascinated by the idea of helping other athletes reach their top potential.
Beatriz Vidaurre – Chief Communications Officer
Hello everyone, my name is Beatriz, you can call me Beat. I am your new SDFSA Chief Communications Officer! I am a senior majoring in Nutrition and Dietetics and my future goal is to be a Registered Dietitian, either working with people with diabetes, athletes or people with eating disorders. During my years here at CSUN I have learned that food is medicine, because it can prevent many diseases. It is a matter of educating people how to prevent diseases and that is by eating a variety of foods.
I do not like to label foods as good or bad because when you eat the “bad” foods you feel like a failure and need to make it up by restricting, exercising, or eating “good” food. This creates a vicious cycle. I believe in adding more food to our plate instead of subtracting.
My Health Journey started at a young age. I have always been into fitness such as dancing, lifting weights and so on. I always set small achievable goals for myself at the beginning of the year to keep myself accountable. I like to cook, go hiking, work-out, and hangout with my dog.
Lauren Zepernick– Diversity Officer
I am a Junior Nutrition and Dietetics major at CSUN. I am the oldest of 5 children from Dayton, Ohio. I am deeply interested in allergen nutrition as some of my family struggle with autoimmune disorders. I am a transfer student from LAVC. I follow a well-rounded plant-based diet and deeply believe in food's power as medicine. I am passionate about becoming an RDN and opening my own clinic to serve my community. I hope to offer sliding-scale outreach opportunities to those with low income, as I believe knowledge is power, and I came from a low-income family with little knowledge about the power of food as medicine. I hope to help heal my family and those in my community through food nutrition.
Rebecca Navon– Historian
Hi! My name is Rebecca Navon and I am a fourth-year FCS nutrition and dietetics major at CSUN. I am so excited to continue my journey to becoming an RD because it combines my passions — learning about nutrition and helping people! In my free time, I enjoy cooking, drawing, reading, volunteering, and spending time at the beach.
Alyssa Valles– Legislative Officer
Hi my name is Alyssa, and I am your Legislative Officer!! I am a fourth year student at CSUN and my major is Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Science. My passion for nutrition and dietetics started from the enjoyment of fitness and learning about nutrition at a young age, while giving advice, help and personal training to those needing guidance with their fitness journey and education on eating healthy. As I got involved in more clubs and many internships on campus as well as working as a diet aid for over 2 years and a behavioral health technician at a inpatient treatment center for eating disorders, I knew being a clinical dietitian would be the perfect career for me. I love being apart of the clients healing and recovery process with nutrition, meanwhile learning to fuel their bodies with a purpose and provide education. Outside of school, I enjoy working out, cooking, hanging with friends and family and traveling!
Cyrille Mirasol – Web Administrator
My name is Cyrille Mirasol and I am majoring in Nutrition and Dietetics. My career goal is to become a Registered Dietitian. I have always been interested in food and nutrients and how they affect all aspects of an individuals' life. As a Registered Dietician, I want to be able to help people improve their health and help them make a better dietary choices. I do volunteer work at Food Share organization, helping my community at Ventura County fight against hunger. In my free time, I love to cook for my family, go hiking, and spend time with my family and our three dogs.