Caitlin Goodman


Caitlin Goodman is graduating in the spring of 2014. She is a nutrition major from Eugene, Oregon.

What inspired you to become a nutrition major?
I was inspired to become a nutrition major because of my interest in athletics. I have been on a sports team ever since I can remember. As I grew older and became more competitive, I sought out different ways to benefit my athletic potential, and I found that nutrition was a key component to overall health and performance. I picked nutrition because the courses were interesting and relevant to both my athletic and professional goals.

What advice do you have for students considering a major in nutrition?
I would advise students interested in a nutrition major to explore all career options available to a student with this major. Future nutrition majors need to take an active role in their education and career aspirations. I would encourage students to keep an open mind about their future and pursue what they are passionate about.

How do you anticipate using your degree after graduation?
My career aspirations are to work as a sports dietitian and as a chef.

What has been the highlight of your time at CSB and SJU?
Throughout my time here, I have been able to explore who I am. CSB and SJU offers several unique opportunities and experiences to students. I feel very fortunate to have picked a major I am interested in, to have the opportunity to travel internationally several times during college and to have been able to participate in NCAA athletics.

What has been the biggest challenge that you have had to overcome?
During my first year of college, I felt a lot of pressure to decide a major, pick a career and take the next step. I think these are very challenging decisions to make without a lot of experience. I would not say that I have fully decided where my path will lead and I'm not sure I ever well. However, my biggest challenge has been accepting that it's okay not to know. My goal is to pursue what I am passionate about.

Are you involved in any other activities or clubs at CSB and SJU?
Yes, I am a co-captain for the cross-country and track and field teams.