Fellows Society Alumna: Elizabeth Foley

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Elizabeth Foley

Hometown: Miami, FL

Fall 2015 - Summer 2020

Currently Resides In: Miami, FL

PhD in Nutrition and Food Science

uBiome Academic Partnership Grant

College of Human Science Dissertation Award Program (DAP) Grant

Research and Teaching Interests, or Professional Field

My main research interest involves the gut microbiota, specifically how different enteric bacteria effects different populations and disease states. I'm also interested in sports nutrition, prenatal and postpartum nutrition, and functional foods. I hope to teach and research at the collegiate level, while also advocating for better health and food policies.


Educational/Professional Background

Master of Science in Education at the University of Miami August 2014-May 2015 (Nutrition for Health and Human Performance)

Bachelor of Science in Education at the University of Miami August 2011-May 2014 (Major: Exercise Physiology, Minor: Public Relations)


Center for Advancing Exercise and Nutrition Research on Aging Research Assistant (August 2015- Present Tallahassee, FL)

TransAmerica Health and Wellness Blogger (Spring 2018-Spring 2019 Tallahassee, FL)

Max Orovitz Exercise Physiology Lab (Lab Assistant January 2014-February 2015 Coral Gables, FL)

Guardrails (Exercise Specialist Intern August 2013-Frebruary 2015 Coral Gables, FL)

University of Miami Medical Wellness Center (Fitness Attendant January-May 2015 Miami, FL)

University of Miami Dining (Nutrition Intern January-May 2015 Coral Gables, FL)

University of Miami Strength and Conditioning (Intern June-August 2014 Coral Gables, FL)


Experience as A Graduate Student at FSU

My favorite part of being an FSU graduate student was definitely volunteering at the President's Tailgate and then attending the football game in the President's Box. Almost all of my favorite experiences have been as a direct result of being part of the Fellow's Society.


Experience as A Graduate Student at FSU

I've had the most fun at FSU while being more heavily involved with the Fellows Society. I made friends by volunteering to present at the Research Luncheons, Fellowsgiving, the President's Social, and by volunteering to be on the Fellow's Forum Committee. I've been invited to speak at the Fellow's Forum, which I am also helping to organize, which is a huge opportunity I would have otherwise never had. I've made friends I would have never otherwise met, and I've had a lot of fun that only happened because I am a member of the Fellow's Society.


Future Plans/Aspirations

I hope to be a professor and researcher, and to use my knowledge to change health and food policy for the better. I also plan to open my own nutrition company, author non-fiction books about nutrition, as well as fiction books (that may never see the light of day). 



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