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Alumni Spotlight

Michele McRae

Michele McRae

Class of 1972 (B.S.)

Michele graduated from UC Davis in 1972 with a degree in Nutrition Science & Dietetics. Since graduating she worked in hospitals for a while and then she became more passionate about nutritional supplements and preventive health. She worked with holistic M.D.´s doing nutritional counseling and then had her own nutritional counseling practice for a short while.

From there she decided she wanted to work directly with supplement manufacturing. For the last 10 years she has been working as the Director of Formulation at Rainbow Light Nutritional Systems, a dietary supplement company. "All that chemistry came in pretty handy, and I just love my work. We do powders, gummies and more, everyday is a challenge which is fun."

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Department of Nutrition Alumni Connection


In our continuing effort to reach out to the community, the Department has recently created the Nutrition Department Alumni newsletter. Under the direction of Dr. Judith Stern, the first issue was published in Winter/Spring 2003.

We are hopeful that this newsletter will provide a mechanism for our Davis family to keep in contact. We welcome news of your recent accomplishments and transitions. Please let us know about new jobs, promotions, awards, publications, exhibitions, and your interesting activities. Take a moment to drop us a note...and we love to receive photos!

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Contact Information

Nutrition Department Alumni Connection
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
3150B Meyer Hall
Davis, CA 95616
Phone 530.752.6575 Fax 530.752.1297

Judith S. Stern, Editor-in-Chief

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