We want to celebrate our mentors in the AND. Today’s spotlight is Leila Shinn, MS, RDN, FAND ✨ Leila is currently pursuing her PhD and conducting research focusing on how diet impacts the gastrointestinal microbiome, metagenome, and metabolome. She also holds numerous leadership positions including: ✧ President, Eastern Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics ✧ Membership Coordinator, Research Dietetic Practice Group... ✧ Nutrition Translation RIS Advisory Board Student Member, American Society for Nutrition When Leila is not in the lab or involved in extracurricular activities, you can find her spending time with her husband, 3 cats, and rescue dog, trying new recipes at home or the newest restaurant, playing board and videogames, and catching up on the latest shows and movies. ➜ Be the change you want to see in the world. 🌎 Become an AND mentor or mentee today. You never know the impact you can have on someone's life by just showing up for them.