I am a PhD Candidate at Cornell University in the field of Human Nutrition. My work involves investigating the relationships between iron, inflammation, and physical performance in different populations.
My professional interests include iron metabolism, epidemiological methods, wrestling with SAS, exercise testing, teaching, project management and all things open source.
I completed my undergraduate education at Texas A&M University where I earned a BS in Nutrition. Halfway through my program, I discovered a keen interest in how the body moves, so I added a degree in Kinesiology for good measure. While at A&M, I had the opportunity to study abroad in Spain and write an honors thesis on the experience.
My professors encouraged me to continue on with graduate school and supported me when I applied to Cornell University to pursue my professional interests in iron metabolism in humans and its effects on physical performance.
In my time at Cornell, I have come to love ballroom dance and the competitive dancing world. I currently compete in both Ballroom and Latin dance styles in many collegiate competitions in the Northeast United States.
You can email me at sarahvluna @ gmail . com.