Krystal Boyce has always had a passion for good food and the intellectual curiosity to find ways of improving the world around her.
After conducting a thorough search of MPH Nutrition programs nationwide, Krystal chose Loma Linda University School of Public Health’s Department of Nutrition. “I wanted an accredited public health and nutrition program. LLU came highly recommended and just happened to be close to home. It had the professional atmosphere I was looking for.”
Looking forward to a career in nutrition policy, Krystal would like to focus specifically on making nutrition and health a priority in restaurants and other retail food establishments. The opportunity for field practice in the LLU Catering department gave her hands-on experience. In addition she had the opportunity to intern at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, working with their staff of registered dietitians.
“This is a fantastically diverse program that opened my eyes to the many facets of nutrition and dietetics. The faculty and staff bring with them a wealth of knowledge, open hearts, and a plethora of opportunities,” she says. “Nowhere else would I have gotten the one-on-one attention and world-class experience that LLU offers. The personal relationships established with faculty, staff, and fellow students are what I appreciate the most. I always felt that my professors genuinely cared about me as a person, not just as a student.”