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Kyrié Baca

24413 Rutherford Rd. Ramona, California (92065) (713) 447-4051 kyrie.baca@gmail.com

EDUCATION
Masters Degree: Current master’s degree-seeking student in Nutritional Science at San Diego State University. Accepted into the Didactic Program in Dietetics at San Diego State University. Bachelors Degree: Began Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology at the University of Arizona and transferred to the University of San Diego in 2006. Graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of San Diego with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish, minor in Biology.

INTERNSHIPS
San Diego State University Research Foundation WIC Program • San Diego, CA • 2012 - Present  Responsible for intervention study design in interconception care for the WIC population of new mothers.  Submitted a proposal for funding from the USDA and the UCLA WIC program for interconception health intervention study.  Submitted a proposal for funding from the Allen Foundation for interconception health intervention study.  Investigated research in the topics of periconceptional health, the effects of infant energy expenditure on achievement of motor milestones, energy expenditure in preschool-aged children, and the effects of music on physical activity in toddler years.  Developed “Daily Bits of Interconception Health,” “Daily Bits of Nutrition,” and “Daily Bits of Physical Activity for Toddlers” to be implemented in upcoming programs in those areas for WIC participants. University of California San Diego Moore’s Cancer Center • San Diego, CA • February 2013 – Present  Responsible for scheduling of clinic visits for participants of the Energy Trial study.  Conduct clinic visits for participants of the study which include measurements of height and weight, waist circumference, and blood pressure.  Lead participants through three minute step test, and measure and record heart rate following the test.  Responsible for data entry of participant info, measurements, and questionnaires.  Conduct 24-hr recalls with participants as a measure of dietary intake.

RESEARCH
Cayenne pepper attenuates risk factors for metabolic dysregulation • San Diego, California • 2012  Co-author of the study  Study presented at the Experimental Biology Conference in San Diego, California in May 2012. Effects of cayenne pepper on antioxidant capacity, antioxidant enzyme activity, inflammation and lipid profiles in DSS treated rats fed an atherogenic diet  Master’s Thesis research on the effects of cayenne pepper on liver enzymes and antioxidant enzyme systems in October 2012 with Dr. Mee Young Hong.  Findings to be presented orally at the Student Research Symposium at San Diego State University in March 2013, and by poster at the Experimental Biology 2013 Conference in Boston, Massachusetts in April. Effects of watermelon supplementation on risk factors of metabolic syndrome in adults • San Diego, California • May 2012 – Present

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE
Shadowing Shoshi Barkai, MS, RD • San Diego, California • 2013, to begin in February  Oncology research dietician at University of California, San Diego Cancer Center

EMPLOYMENT
CorePower Yoga • San Diego, California • January 2010 – September 2012  Yoga Alliance Certified yoga instructor of beginner vinyasa flow and (heated) advanced vinyasa flow classes.

*References available upon request.

Kyrié Baca
24413 Rutherford Rd. Ramona, California (92065) (713) 447-4051 kyrie.baca@gmail.com San Diego State University: School of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences • San Diego, CA • Fall 2012 – Present, 10 hours/week  Graduate Assistant for Nutrition 302 L, responsible for grading exams and Nutrition Care Process notes. CorePower Yoga Secret Shopper • San Diego, California • October 2012 – Present,  Secret Shopper, perform yoga instructor evaluations for trade: 5 hours/week.

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
Special Delivery • San Diego, California • Fall 2007 – Present, 2 hours/biweekly  Deliver meals and groceries to homebound AIDS/HIV, cancer, and other critically ill patients in need. Annual Homeless Drive • San Diego, California • 2009- Present, One weekend in December, annually  Collect items for our local homeless community (including hats, blankets, tarps, hygiene products, and food) from family and friends and deliver them to downtown San Diego. Feeding America San Diego • San Diego, California • August 2012 – Present, seasonally  Separate and organize food times to distribute to 73,000 of San Diego’s children, families, and elderly. Shelter to Soldier • San Diego, California • August 2012 – Present, 10 hours/week  Co-Founder, board member & volunteer foster, 501c3 non-profit organization that rescues dogs from shelters and trains them to be service companions for combat veterans. Specialty Dog Training • San Diego, California • August 2012 – Present, 10 hours/week  Volunteer dog handler, for-profit corporation. Union Tribune San Diego • San Diego, California • February 2013  Co-author of an article on energy drinks with Linda Copp, published in March, 2013.

AFFILIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity • Member, University of San Diego Chapter • 2007-2010 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics • Member, Fall 2012 – Present (ID: 86033917) California Dietetic Association/San Diego Dietetic Association • Member, Fall 2012 – Present (ID: 86033917)

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS
Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society • Member, University of San Diego Chapter • April 2009 University of San Diego Trustee Scholarship Recipient • University of San Diego • 2006-2010 Student on Dean’s List • University of San Diego • 2006-2010 Didactic Program in Dietetics • San Diego State University • 2012 – Present Kasch-Boyer Endowed Scholarship in Exercise and Nutritional Sciences – Research • San Diego State University • 2012  Awarded research funds for Effects of cayenne pepper on antioxidant capacity, antioxidant enzyme activity, inflammation and lipid profiles in DSS treated rats fed an atherogenic diet study. Kasch-Boyer Endowed Scholarship in Exercise and Nutritional Sciences – Travel • San Diego State University • 2013  Awarded travel funds to present Effects of cayenne pepper on antioxidant capacity, antioxidant enzyme activity, inflammation and lipid profiles in DSS treated rats fed an atherogenic diet study at the Experimental Biology Conference in Boston, MA April 20-24, 2013. Barbara Rosenblatt Memorial Scholarship • San Diego State University • 2013 – 2014 year

*References available upon request.

Kyrié Baca
24413 Rutherford Rd. Ramona, California (92065) (713) 447-4051 kyrie.baca@gmail.com

*References available upon request.