WM 2020 Stipends

Student Recipient

ObesityWeek 2020 

Matthew Landry, PhD

Matthew Landry is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Stanford Prevention Research Center at Stanford University. Dr. Landry received his Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Food Sciences from Louisiana State University and his doctoral degree in Nutritional Sciences from The University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin). He completed his dietetic internship at UT-Austin and is expected to sit for the registered dietitian examination in Fall 2020. 



ObesityWeek 2020

Domonique Christian, MS

After earning master’s degrees in both criminal justice and human services and working in the field of social services for over ten years, Domonique Christian returned to school at the University of Arizona where she is a first-year nutrition student.  After losing over 250 pounds, Domonique shifted her passion and career aspirations to nutrition, primarily with an interest in both bariatric and integrative nutrition. Domonique is also working on a certification in bariatric counseling.



Active Member Recipients

FNCE® 2020

Jaime J. Larese, MS, RDN, LN

Jaime is a licensed dietitian and the Wellness Promotion Developer and Educator at St. Peter's Health in Helena, MT.  She received her master’s degree in human nutrition and food science from the University of Maine and has been happily working in her career since 2010.  Her passion to help others develop their intrinsic motivation to evoke behavior change makes her extremely thrilled to go to work every day.


FNCE® 2020

Samantha Lalush, RD

Samantha grew up in Chile. She received her BS degree at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and completed her dietetic internship at the University of California San Francisco. Samantha has worked in a variety of settings including Obesity and Pregnancy Research, as well as outpatient counseling. Samantha’s area of focus is weight management and diabetes. As a bilingual dietitian her goal is to provide evidenced based nutrition education in both English and Spanish.

ObesityWeek 2020

Kelly West Keyser, MS, RD, LD, CDE

Kelly has a BS in Nutrition Science from Auburn University and a MS from University of Alabama at Birmingham.  Kelly has been working in the field of Weight Management since 2015 and has been a Certified Diabetes Educator since 2018.

Kelly started her own private practice, Healthy Weight Nutrition, in Mobile, AL in 2020.  Kelly loves helping others learn about nutrition and develop a healthy relationship with food and exercise.  Kelly is a running enthusiast and has run 20 half marathons, 6 marathons, and is a Boston Marathon Qualifier.  

ObesityWeek 2020

Ingrid Hill, MS, RDN, CSOWM

Ingrid lives in Atlanta and is currently working for Premise Health where she serves as the outpatient dietitian for employees of Truist, at their onsite health center.  She also works with clients at her own private practice, Nutritionist in the House.  Ingrid remains active in her local dietetic association and has served on the board in various roles including President.  She enjoys anything outdoors, but especially hiking with her two rescue dogs, Spike and Baxter.