Liset Vasquez, Ph.D., RDN, LD, CHES

Dietetic Program Director and Assistant Professor in Practice, The University of Texas San Antonio

Dr. Liset Vasquez is a nutrition and community health expert, practitioner, researcher and educator, with over 20 years of experience improving the health of high-risk minority children and their families in clinical, school and community settings.

Dr. Vasquez previously worked as assistant professor of community health at Texas A&M University-San Antonio, Texas program manager for the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and nutrition consultant on obesity-related grants from both U.S. Department of Agriculture and National Institutes of Health. She also worked as nutrition counselor for children and youth and as a health coach focused on behavior modification. Within her community, she has also served in numerous leadership roles, including past co-chair of the San Antonio Health Literacy Initiative and past chair for the San Antonio Mayor’s Fitness Council Healthy Schools initiative.

Favorite food – as a kid and now: As a kid, mac and cheese. Now, eggplant.

The last adventure you went on: Enchanted Rock climbing.

Your spirit animal: The bear.