Support Team

Kristen Denson, BS

Kristen is originally from Upton, Massachusetts and is currently a student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She studies nutrition sciences and public health and will be graduating with a degree in Nutrition/Dietetics in 2019. She is an active member of the UMass Nutrition Association and has worked in Nutrition advising at the UMass Recreation Center, counseling students on health and nutrition. She was also involved in fundraising events in support of the National Eating Disorder Association and works as a certified facilitator for a body positivity group on campus.

In addition to her interest in nutrition, Kristen has a passion for traveling and learning about other cultures.  While a sophomore, Kristen studied at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu where she indulged her interest in hiking, surfing and exploring new foods at local farmers markets.  She spent the spring of her junior year studying at the Universitat Autonoma in Barcelona, Spain, where she was able to visit many countries and gain insights into various diets. During her summers, Kristen is a volunteer at the Milford Regional Medical Center where she assists in the nutrition services department. She is passionate about health and wellness and plans to apply for her dietetics internship upon completion of the UMass DPD in order to pursue her goal of becoming a Licensed Registered Dietitian.