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Undergraduate and Graduate Research & Outreach for Wellness (UGROW) Lab

Researcher       August 2019 – Present

Collected quantitative data, led cooking and peer leadership lessons with Knox County Health Department. Attend lab meetings, assist with Positive Youth Development (PYD) research, and completed Youth Development Programming, Principles of PYD, & Youth Voice and Engagement Certificates.  


University of Tennessee, Knoxville

MS in Public Health Nutrition     In Progress 

University of Dayton

B.S.E Food and Nutrition, Dietetics   May 2019 

Minor: Sustainability, Energy, and Environment

Professional Service


University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Graduate Teaching Assistant – to Instructor Lee Murphy in “Introductory Nutrition”   Fall 2019 – Present

Facilitate and lead discussion sections, in person and virtually via zoom, meet with students, and grade all assignments. Coordinate with other GTAs. Updated diabetes lecture.


Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Nutrition Leadership, Education, and Training Program

MCH Nutrition Trainee         September 2019 – Present 

Participate in team conference calls and meetings at local (weekly) and national (monthly) levels. Developed CQI project. Plan and implement the Promoting Healthy Weight Colloquium. Participate in East Tennessee Childhood Obesity Coalition Policy Committee. Attend MCH related conferences. Plan and collaborate with other trainees, grantees, and partners on projects (such as Media Training, Peer Networking, and developing flyers, educational materials, or abstracts/posters for meetings and conferences):

  • Developed Farm to Early Care and Education (ECE) Infographic and website for ECE Providers During COVID19 (Present) for Association of State Public Health Nutritionists (ASPHN) Obesity Mini CoIIN
  • How to be Antiracist and Skimmed Book Club Participant (Present)
  • Virtual Writing Club Participant (Present)
  • Media Training Liaison (Present)
  • ASPHN Scribe at Annual 2020 Conference: “ASPHN Councils – Where do I fit in?” and “Sate Sharing: COVID19 response strengths and weaknesses – interactive conversation” (June 2020)
  • Annual MCH Nutrition Grantee Meeting Attendee: Washington, DC (January 30-31, 2020)

Graduate Student Senate

Nutrition Department Senator    August 2020 – Present

Communicate with other graduate student senators, attend meetings, and act as liaison between nutrition graduate students and other graduate students. Participate in Graduate Student Well-Being Committee.

Awards and Recognitions

Eloise & George Eckler Graduate Fellowship     June 2020

J. Wallace and Katie Dean Graduate Fellowship   May 2019

National, Regional, State, and University of Dayton Student Employee of the Year     April 2019

Ohio’s 2019 Outstanding Dietetic Student January 2019

2018 Stander Symposium Undergraduate Fellowship April 2018 



Evans, Julianne & Castellanos, Diana. (2019). Assessing the Use of Cooking Demonstrations on Healthy Eating Barriers in City Bus Riders. American Journal of Undergraduate Research. 16. 65-73. 10.33697/ajur.2019.017.  


Evans, J. “Nurture Young Children’s Health and Curiosity During COVID-19.” Poster presentation at HER NOPREN Virtual Student Poster Presentations.  August 26, 2020. Virtual.

Association of State Public Health Nutritionist Annual Meeting.  June 15-18, 2020. Virtual.

Evans J. “Maternal and Child Health Leaders Embrace Positive Youth Development Strategies.” Poster presentation at Making Lifelong Connections Tenth Annual Meeting: Embrace the Possibilities. April 2, 2020. Virtual.

Evans J. “Five Oaks Neighborhood and Dayton Civic Scholars Collaborative Project.” Oral presentation at University of Dayton Brother Joseph W. Stander Symposium. April 24, 2019. Dayton, OH.  

Evans J, Cuy Castellanos D. “Assessing the Use of Cooking Demonstrations of Healthy Eating Barriers in City Bus Riders.” Poster presentation at Ohio Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. May 11, 2018. Columbus, OH.

Evans J. “Assessing the Use of Cooking Demonstrations on Healthy Eating Barriers in City Bus Riders.”

Oral presentation at University of Dayton Brother Joseph W. Stander Symposium. April 18, 2019   

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