A Connecticut native, Amanda Aldred, left the state for a time to pursue what she calls “a rolling career path.” Then, she came back, studied at UConn and found her way in the dietetics field. Now, Aldred is working in Connecticut with the New England Dairy & Food Council. Here is what she said in an interview.
What was your major in the College? When did you graduate? With what degree? I received a BS in dietetics from the School of Allied Health in 1999. Allied health was not part of the College then.
What class was most useful to you? In food science, I explored food, recipes and the chemistry of food. In addition, community nutrition showed me that there was more to dietetics than counseling patients. It introduced me to a variety of career opportunities.
Tell us some of your fond memories of UConn. I spent time at two beautiful campuses. I remember having lunch on the rocks at Avery Point. And, I liked fall on the Storrs campus when it was alive with activity. (more…)