My name is Lucia Mosqueira, I was born here in Arizona but raised in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. Five years ago, I moved back to the US to pursue a career in nutritional sciences with a dietetics option. I am passionate about the idea of using food as medicine by connecting food with nutrients, and with people’s needs, and with certain diseases as well. I want to help people make life-changing, and even life-saving, nutrition and lifestyle choices. Throughout my dietetic career, I have developed my clinical nutrition skills by working as a diet clerk in a rehab hospital and by participating in several inter-disciplinary activities in various clinics. Also, I have experience in the community by giving nutrition talks to a wide variety of people and the food service area by working as a server in a restaurant here at the University of Arizona. I am currently developing my research skills by working in my honors thesis project titled “The Perception of Students on Organic versus Conventional Foods”. Over the summer I completed a research study about the association of chronic inflammation with body composition in Hispanic girls with the supervision of my mentors Dr. Jennifer Bea and Dr. Scott Going. The manuscript is going to be published next month in the Journal of the American Medical Association of Pediatrics, and I will be a co-author of the paper. I am very excited of the experience I have gained and even more excited of further developing my skills to accomplish my goal of being a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a Masters of Science Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics.