Jordan Hill

Jordan Hill

Alumni Office, Nutritional Sciences

Former FACS Ambassador motivated by seeing her clients reach milestone goals in their health journey

Degree/Year

BSFCS, Dietetics, BSFCS, Consumer Foods, 2015

Current occupation/Location

Private practice dietitian/Denver, Colorado

What has been your proudest accomplishment since graduating?

Becoming a professional baseball dietitian because it fulfilled my first career goal. I remember sitting in Dr. Phillips' FACS 2000 class learning about all the majors offered in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. When I heard that I could work in pro baseball, I changed my major to dietetics that day and pursued my passion. One year into my career, I was hired by the Chicago Cubs.

What was your favorite class in FACS?

I loved Dr. Laing’s Lifecycle Nutrition class. She made it really fun and engaging. I will always remember how personable Dr. Laing was in that course and by her example it taught me how I could weave being personable into my interactions with clients. While maintaining professionalism is important, being personable helps develop rapport between a practitioner and a client, ultimately fostering long-term positive outcomes in their health journeys.

Did you have a favorite – or most memorable – faculty member?

I remember and have fond memories of each of my professors. The ones I spent extensive periods of time with and would say played an integral part in my success were Dr. Giraudo during my time studying abroad in Australia and as a FACS Ambassador and Dr. Lewis and Dr. Laing during my time in the ever-loved Lewis Lab.

How do you think FACS prepared you for your career success?

I learned both hard and soft skills during my time in FACS. Hard skills being my schooling and expertise in the realm of human nutrition and soft skills in leadership, adaptability, communication and problem-solving.

What inspires or motivates you?

Providing safe and unbiased spaces for clients to make positive changes to their health through nutrition; seeing clients hit milestone goals they always wanted but didn’t think were possible; preventing chronic diseases before they happen.

What advice would you give a current FACS student looking to pursue a career in your field?

Get involved in leadership opportunities and network and make friends. Challenge yourself to do things that feel hard and scary because that’s where a lot of growth happens.

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