Nutritional Sciences alum now works as a research project manager

Robin Garcia

Robin Garcia, MPH ‘15, RDN

After graduating from the University of Washington with a bachelor’s degree in public health, Robin Garcia came to the University of Michigan School of Public Health to pursue a Master of Public Health (MPH) in Nutritional Sciences with a focus on dietetics. 

She graduated in 2015 and now works as a research project manager. We asked Robin about her experiences at Michigan Public Health. Here are her responses.

Why did you choose the University of Michigan School of Public Health for a graduate degree?

I liked the coordinated dietetics program and Michigan Public Health has a great reputation as a top school of public health. I also loved the environment when I came to Admitted Student Day!

What organizations did you belong to while at U-M?

Student Advocates for Nutrition (SAN)

What was your first job out of graduate school?

I was a Research Coordinator at Michigan Public Health.

What is your current job?

Now I’m a Research Project Manager II at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute.

What is your passion in nutrition and how did it change over time?

I have a passion for research. I still am passionate about global nutrition, but my current career path has me working on projects for weight management and mindfulness, as well as weight stigma and bias.