2019-2020 Executive Board


McKenna Rivers

Treasurer & Secretary

Hannah Luong

Social Media Manager

Vice President

Amy Nguyen

Editor of Eatatorial

Alicia Papanek

Alicia Papanek is the new editor of the Eatatorial, the monthly newsletter published by the SDA. She is a graduate student in the nutrition department with a focus in community nutrition, ethical food sourcing, and public policy. She’s deeply committed to sustainable agriculture and believes in food access for all. She teaches edible gardening to elementary school students, loves to write, paint, make art, and loves to cook for family and friends.

Christina Armendariz


Christina Armendariz is the new SDA social media manager for the 2019-2020 school year! 

She will be graduating next year with her undergraduate degree in nutritional science. She is the face behind @ingooodhealth’s Instagram page where she talks about everything health, wellness, and inspiration for living a healthy life. Her vision is to become a private practice Dietitian, specializing in functional nutrition medicine and holistic healing. She also aspires to educate lower-income cities and populations that suffer from obesity and chronic diseases through nutrition education and intervention. As the social media manager for the SDA she plans to bring creativity, excitement, and inspiration to the members of the SDA!


Suzanne Elizondo

Mandy Hillstrom

Hannah Luong is the new 2019-2020 SDA secretary and treasurer! She is a senior (GO CLASS OF 2020!) majoring in nutritional science. She loves watching tv shows or videos online about cooking and food. (Especially Gordon Ramsay and his “kind” words.) Hannah’s mother influenced her to pursue a nutrition career, with her knowledge of food and health. She has enjoyed learning about nutrition, exploring what the major is, and how it can open doors. Hannah joined SDA in the fall of 2018 and the experience inspired her to participate as a board member. Hannah hopes her contributions to the club can benefit and help students in SDA through support and guidance!

McKenna Rivers is a junior nutritional science major at CalStateLA and the Student Dietetic Association’s president for the 2019-2020 school year. She is thrilled to finally be serving on the executive board during her third year in the SDA. One of her favorite events is the Healthy Snack Stand and hopes to provide healthy recipes at each stand this year to help educate the campus community on seasonal fruits and veggies. McKenna intends to pursue two masters in nutritional science and food science with a focus in product development. When not at school, you can find McKenna at the beach, hiking, or in the kitchen testing out new recipes.

Denh Vong is this year’s vice president of the SDA. She is half Chinese and half Vietnamese, born in Vietnam, and moved to America at the age of six where she has lived in Los Angeles ever since. She will be completing her BS in nutritional science in spring 2020 with the goal of becoming a registered dietitian with a focus in clinical nutrition to work in hospitals to provide medical nutrition therapy to improve patients health conditions. She enjoys watching Korean dramas, playing with her dog, journaling, cooking, and shopping. She loves all types of music, but mostly of Korean-Pop and enjoys playing the guitar with the hopes of becoming a prolific songwriter.

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