Leila Ghaemi


Nutritional Sciences - MSDI

I grew up in the Washington D.C. metro area and graduated cum laude from James Madison University with my BS in dietetics in May 2019 (Go Dukes!). My interest in holistic health and whole foods nutrition developed during my undergraduate studies when I began remotely interning for an integrative and functional medicine private practice in Seattle, Washington. Volunteering at the fuel station for the JMU varsity football team sparked my interest in sports nutrition and optimization of athletic performance. In my sorority, I served as the social chairman, which further developed my passion for connecting with others.

Over the years, I’ve come to embrace the philosophy that food is medicine and would like to incorporate this principle into my future nutrition practice. Outside of school, I love spending time with friends, traveling, and fitness. Although I’m completely unfamiliar with the New England area, I’m very excited for this new chapter.