Juan Gomez

FERN Fellow 2024

Juan joined the Global Food Research Program as a 2024 FERN Fellow between his third and fourth years studying nutrition sciences at North Carolina State University. He has a deep-rooted passion for nutrition that stems from experiences in his childhood and adult life that pushed him to change his lifestyle and help others achieve the same goal. Juan plans to pursue a master’s degree and become a registered dietitian with a specialty in pediatric, infant, and maternal nutrition.

Favorite quote related to food… “Food is strength, and food is peace, and food is freedom, and food is a helping hand to people around the world.”

My favorite food for winter is… chicken and wild rice soup!

My “go-to” comfort food is… General Tso’s chicken!