Fabiola de Jesus Jimenez Meza

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Foods and Nutrition

M.S. Student

136 Barrow Hall
115 DW Brooks Dr.
Athens, GA 30602


workOffice Phone: 828-557-6367


Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
Bachelor of Science Nutrition and Dietetics Western Carolina University May 2016


In my undergraduate studies I was involved in two different research projects.  The first research project I did in collaboration with another team member.  In this project we reviewed various primary research articles to find an overarching conclusion of the effects of caffeine on hydration status.  The second research project that I did was looking to find if there was a correlation between cooking skills and obesity amongst college students. 


I have had previous experience teaching young children through a program that some of my classmates and myself did my senior year of my undergraduate degree.  We taught a small afterschool class the different food groups according USDA’s myplate. I also have experience teaching Latino women of child bearing age on the importance of ingesting the appropriate amounts of Folic Acid daily.  


In my undergraduate studies I was involved in a varying degree of public service that I did as part of the Western Carolina University Nutrition Club.  We focused on helping the community’s nutrition by being a part of the community garden and the community table. I also did public service with other organizations such as Relay for Life with Alpha Lambda Delta and selling traditional Hispanic dishes to the campus community with Latino Association Student Organization. On my own I was also a Folic Acid ambassador. 

Journal Articles

My research project on the Effects of Caffeine on Hydration Status was published and presented in the Undergraduate Research of Western Carolina University Journal.  This research project was also published in the 2016 FNCE manual.  My second research project was presented at the National Conference of Undergraduate Research.