My name is Jane Skapinker, and I was the first registered dietitian at Carleton University! I started here as an intern with dining services through Aramark, and came on full time. I went to Western and graduated with a Bachelors of Science with an Honors Specialization in Foods and Nutrition. Why nutrition? For me, it was a perfect cocktail of all of the things I love. It incorporates a lot of science, educating people, always learning new things and keeping up with trends, helping people, and most importantly food.
Since I have a travel bug that I can’t seem to shake, I love travelling and learning about different cultures, their cuisines, and their traditions. When I learned that Carleton’s student population is made up of 12% international students, I knew it was the place for me. Dream job? Taking the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives international!
Back to the real world though, I’ve spent the last year completing rotations in different areas of dietetics to learn about all the facets of the profession including public health, clinical, and food service management, and the last endeavor was with dining services at Carleton learning the business and industry perspective. I hope to meet as many of you as possible, and work towards making this beautiful campus even more delicious and nutritious.
My name is Holly Sharpe and I am a Registered Dietitian at Carleton University! I recently graduated from the University of Ottawa with an Honours Bachelor in Nutrition Sciences. I also completed rotations in public health, clinical nutrition, food service and the federal government, allowing me to gain experience in many different areas of nutrition and health. The field of nutrition is always evolving, making it an exciting and challenging field to work in. I have always been fascinated by how what we eat can have an effect on not only our physical health but also on our mental health and emotional well-being. I love wading through the seas of nutrition reports out there, finding evidence-based information and turning it into practical advice and solutions that fit into client’s everyday lives.
In my free time, I enjoy being active on Ottawa’s many green spaces and spending time with family and friends. Like many of you, I am new to Carleton’s beautiful campus and I am looking forward to starting this journey together. As a recent university graduate myself, I know how important it is for students to have fresh and nutritious food options available on campus to get through classes and fuel study sessions. I’m excited to meet you all, and to be able to hear your input on Carleton’s food and how we can make it even better for you.