Karmen graduated from California State University Northridge (2010) with a B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics. During her undergraduate degree, Karmen was hired as Project Manager for the Marilyn Magaram Center, and was involved with the Student Dietetic and Food Science Association and Kappa Omicron Nu honor society. Throughout this time, she had the privilege of becoming the President for SDFSA and Vice President of KON. After her receiving her degree, Karmen was accepted into the CSUN Dietetic Internship Program and continued working on her Master's degree in Nutrition. The MMC provided her the opportunity to work on a thesis project, implementing a five-week healthy eating summer curriculum for children's age’s eight through twelve. After completing the CSUN Dietetic Internship program (2012) and becoming a Registered Dietitian, she worked for Network for a Healthier Community Program, Glendale Unified School District Nutrition Department, and Northridge Hospital Center for Healthier Communities, before heading back home to California State University as a Part Time Faculty and Associate Director of the Marilyn Magaram Center. In addition to her role on campus, Karmen is dedicated to the California Academy of Nutrition Dietetics (CAND) Los Angeles District (LAD), where she was an elected board member holding several positions, which included being the President of LAD and VP of Education for CAND. Her true passion is mentoring students, the next generation of RDNs.

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SQ 200A

MailDrop: 91330-8308


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Marilyn Magaram Center for Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics

Associate Director

SQ 120

MailDrop: 8308