Coming to Ashland University is the best decision I have ever made. The dietetics program has outstanding faculty that have prepared me intellectually, professionally, and personally for the endeavors that lie ahead. By getting to know me on a personal level, they have helped guide me so that I can begin to achieve my career goals. One of the most influential learning experiences I have had at Ashland was conducting research last semester. Learning how to conduct a research project opened up an entirely new career path for me. This experience among many others has inspired me to one day teach and conduct research in a dietetics or nutrition program. I will continue my education in graduate school, and build upon the skills I have developed in order to gain an even deeper understanding of nutrition.