Past Recipients

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2020 - 2021 Recipient

Gemandy Langfelder

Gemandy Langfelder

Gemady Langfelder is a graduate from the University of Hawaii at Manoa Dietetics program. In college, Gemady worked as a nutrition research assistant, conducted a research project and was president of the Food Science and Human Nutrition Council in her senior year. She was also active in her community as a long-term volunteer and intern at the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center, Health Promotion Department. She supported food security efforts in the Waianae coast through volunteer work. Additionally, she created nutrition education materials for children as an intern. Gemady will begin her combined dietetics internship and master’s program with Sodexo in the fall. Upon completion of the program, Gemady will take the Registered Dietitian exam. She plans to work in the clinical setting and to eventually establish a private practice. Upon obtaining work experience as an RD, Gemady hopes to pursue further education in either dietetics or public health. Her current interests include health disparities, women’s health, and nutrition education and behavior.  Gemady was born in the Philippines and lived in Japan for 10 years prior to moving to the United States. She is a personal trainer and co-owner of a personal training business. In her free time, she enjoys working out, gardening, reading and cooking.

2019 - 2020 Recipient


Kimberly Korff

Kimberly Korff is a Missouri State University alumna and dietetic intern at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL. With roots in Japan, Hawaii, the Philippines and the rural Midwest, Kim loves connecting with all parts of her heritage through people and food. Her passions are counseling, international cooking, and making healthy eating tangible for the everyday consumer! She will soon begin her career as an entry-level dietitian and hopes to ultimately work toward a master's in counseling and a specialization in oncology or diabetes education.

2018 - 2019 Recipient


Angelina Bonanni

Angelina Bonanni is a graduate student completing a Coordinated Program in Dietetics, and working towards earning a master’s degree, in Nutrition and Food science, at Wayne State University. She serves as the vice president of the Wayne State University Student Dietetic Association, hospitality co-chair of her local state dietetic association, as well as student liaison for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Her clinical experiences have inspired her to pursue a dietetic career in diabetes. In the future, one of her goals is to become a certified diabetes educator.