Member Spotlight

Highlighting Our Incredible VAND Members!


Crystal Wynn, PhD, MS, RD

Interviewed by: Taylor Horne, RD

What is your current position of employment?  I currently serve as Chair of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, Associate Professor, and Dietetic Internship Director at Virginia State University.

What inspired you to join the field of dietetics?  I was introduced to the field of dietetics through a summer research program at Virginia State University.  I attended this program prior to my junior year in high school.  The program was geared toward increasing minorities in food and agriculture careers.  This sparked my interest to the career of nutrition and dietetics.

What is the best thing about being a part of VAND?  VAND is awesome!  I thoroughly enjoy giving back to the profession and participating in the various leadership opportunities.  It is our responsibility as dietetics professionals to be trailblazers for the profession.  You have to be the change that you want to see in the world.

Tell us something surprising about yourself!  I play the piano and alto-saxophone, and take ballet, tap, and jazz dance classes.

What are your favorite things to do outside of work?  Read and spend time with family.

What is your most exciting event planned for 2018?  FNCE 2018!

Congratulations to Crystal for being such an important part of our profession!