Emilie A Hansen
CAMPUS BOX 033
Personal Biography Statement
Hello, my name is Emilie. I currently serve as an affiliate faculty member in the Department of Health Professions. I teach NUT 2040 (Introduction to Nutrition) online. I have a B.A. in Biology and Chemistry from Hope College, a M.S. in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and most recently finished my BS in Nursing from UC Denver.
I have been in the field of nutrition and health for 7 years. During my master’s degree, I focused on studying onions and how health-promoting compounds found in onions can be destroyed by cooking. This was especially interesting because from a culinary stand-point, onions (yellow onions) are typically heated (sautéed, in soups and stews, etc.). Additionally, I wrote a review paper examining the key factors that influence the antioxidant capacity of specific fruits and vegetables. After finishing my master’s degree, I worked with a scientist at UW-Madison looking at the effects of omega-3 fatty acids on bone growth in growing piglets. Aside from working as a “lab rat”, I taught 3rd-5th graders nutrition and fitness in conjunction with Madison Public Schools and guest taught in elementary classrooms.
My husband, Kent, and I moved to Colorado five years ago. We have truly enjoyed living in Colorado. Our dogs, Bode and Pico, love running at Cherry Creek dog park. And we enjoy hiking, trail running, and camping in the Rockies!
Enriching the online learning environment-- I am always open to suggestions and comments on ways to improve online learning related to our nutrition content.