Q&A with incoming graduate student Grace Stetsko

Grace with her dadGrace Stetsko is an incoming master’s student earning her degree in food science and nutrition with a nutrition specialization.

Where did you grow up? I grew up in Michigan. However, my family is from Canada, so I spent a lot of time there as well.

What is your bachelor’s and/or master’s degree and where did you earn it? My bachelor’s degree is in exercise science, which I received from Grand Valley State University in west Michigan.

What brings you to CSU for your graduate degree? I was a downhill ski racer in high school and spent a lot of time training/racing out west. I really enjoyed my time there, so I could not think of a better place to continue my education!

What are some accomplishments you are most proud of during your undergraduate career? I was recently nominated by the exercise science faculty as the most outstanding student in my major.

Did you get to participate in something out of the ordinary this summer? I had the opportunity to train high school, college and professional athletes at a super cool facility in Grace's workGrand Rapids, Michigan, this summer called Alpha Human Performance.

What are you the most excited about in the upcoming school year? I am most excited to be living in an awesome place, studying something I am really passionate about.

What are your future plans after receiving your graduate degree? After graduating, I plan to become a Registered Dietician and work in a setting that allows me to combine my knowledge of exercise and nutrition.

The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition is part of CSU’s College of Health and Human Sciences.