Jenissa Dawn Gordon

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Foods and Nutrition

MS/DI Student

311 Dawson Hall
305 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602


workOffice Phone: 9125778510


Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
BSFCS Dietetics University of Georgia 2016

Current Research

Jenissa is a second year MS/DI student working with Dr. Giraudo on the Youth Obesity Undergraduate Research and Extension Fellowship. The YOURE Fellowship was devised to provide research opportunities and experiences to selected participants in partnership with Georgia's 4-H Youth Development Program. The study will evaluate an alternative research experience set in a nontraditional site, summer camp. 


  • FDNS 2100: Introduction to Foods and Nutrition, Spring 2017


  • Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, & Computing  at Georgia Tech. Volunteer for the Annual Latino and STEM fair and the Georgia Science Olympiad. 2015- Present.
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Member. 2016- Present.


Award Name Awarded By Year Awarded
Ruth Rowan Morrison Graduate Endowment in Nutrition Studies UGA FACS 2017
Anne and Earl Haltiwanger Scholarship UGA FACS 2017
Northeast Georgia Dietetic Association Graduate Student Scholarhip NEGDA 2016
Melynda Flatt Reid Dietetics Scholarship UGA FACS 2015


Gordon J, Hausman D, Bailey L, Lewis R, Laing E, Park HJ. Impact of Gluten Containing Foods on Folate Intake of Women of Childbearing Age. The Digest. Winter 2016; 51(1): 2-7.

Advisory Committee

Dr. Silvia Giraudo, Foods and Nutrition

Dr. David Knauft, Horticulture

Dr. Jung Sun Lee, Foods and Nutrition