Meet NutriBites

NutriBites is made entirely of volunteers who write and edit because they think it’s fun!

Our Leadership:


Laetitia Meyrueix is the Co-founder and Co-president of NutriBites. She is a Bay Area native who moved to University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill to pursue her Ph.D. in Nutrition. She is a doctoral student of the program and studies the effect of diabetes during pregnancy on the placental epigenome. She considers herself an interdisciplinary scholar and is at her best when learning new ways to address a question.  She is passionate about science communication, social justice, and reading.



Kaylee Helfrich is the Co-founder and Co-president of NutriBites. She is a doctoral candidate in Nutrition at the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill. She studies how prenatal exposure to alcohol alters fetal iron metabolism. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, dancing, and traveling. Kaylee hopes that NutriBites can help people stay informed about the latest research in nutrition and develop a greater love for nutrition!

Core Authors and Editors:

Abrar Al-Shaer

Leah Chapman

Mike Essman

Asta Feng

Natalie Rebolledo Fuentealba

Ruixue Hou

Allison Lacko

Kristopher Nicholas

Anandita Pal

Evan Paules

Matt Paysour

Maribel Sierra

Laura Smith

Samantha Stadmiller

Kristen Stockdale

Dominika Trzilova

Yiqing Wang

Blaide Woodburn

Past Contributors:

Moira Johnson

Daniela Pimentel

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