Shannon M Howell
Ph.D Candidate, USC Department of Chemistry
Shannon Howell received her B.S. in Chemistry from the Missouri University of Science and Technology in 2006. Her undergraduate research focused on the correlation between food irradiation and free radicals damage on proteins and lipids, confirming her aspiration to pursue a professional research career. She was accepted to the PhD program in Chemistry at the University of Southern California in 2006 where she has excelled in teaching and research and will receive her PhD in May 2013. She was awarded teacher of the year at USC in May 2007 and was the president of the Women in Chemistry Club from 2007-2010, during which time she organized a program to introduce science to elementary kids. Because of this activity she was awarded the Women in Science and Engineering (W.I.S.E.) award twice during her graduate career at USC. Her research focus at USC is peptide and protein design using in vitro selection experiments. Shannon has developed cyclic protease resistant peptides that could potentially replace small molecules and be used as novel cancer therapeutics and has successfully created peptides specific for EGFR positive cancers. Small molecules dominate the market today and posses a major limitation: they do not break down in the body since they are foreign resulting in many side effects. Peptides, on the other hand, are made up of amino acids and will be cleared from the body naturally once broken down. After receiving her PhD she plans on obtaining a postdoctoral research appointment where she will continue her studies in cancer biology and possibly branch out into neuroscience. Regardless of where she ends ups, her goals are always the same: to develop her skills as a scientist, push her problem solving abilities, and be exposed to new methods and ideas.
Shannon has also excelled athletically. She was a competitive swimmer when she was young winning multiple events at the Junior Olympics and turning in record setting performances at the Missouri Show-Me Games. Her swimming skills were proven very useful later on when she started doing triathlons in 2009. She has done extremely well in the multi-sport and has achieved the podium multiple times. In 2012 she qualified for the USAT Olympic distance nationals in Burlington Vermont. Here she placed in the top 18 and reserved her spot on Team USA. She will represent Team USA in the World Championships in London in September 2013. She is also a member of the USC cycling team. She holds a USAC Cat 1 license in XC mountain biking and Cat 2 in road biking. She was the California State Endurance Mountain Bike champion in her Cat 1 age group in 2012.
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Andrea Bernard Schwartz
R.D, M.Ed, CSCS
Andrea “Andie” Schwartz, M.Ed., CSCS, CPT, RD, has combined a lifetime of athletics with a passion for helping others in her work with clients of all skills. Andie boasts certifications through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA); prestigious Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) certifications. She’s held certifications from USA Triathlon (USAT) and USA Cycling as a certified coach. Andie has been in the fitness industry for over 15-years, in addition to multiple certifications she holds a Masters degree in Sports and Recreation Administration and Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and Human Nutrition. For the past decade she has worked with casual exercisers, professional dancers, youth athletes, NCAA collegiate champions and professional athletes. In 2011, Andie attended the prestigious Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Dietetic Internship in Los Angeles to complete her Registered Dietitian supervised practice hours. Andie’s nutrition sessions focus on the healing powers of food, weight loss, and sports nutrition.
Andie represented Team USA in 2009 in the International Triathlon Union’s (ITU) World Championships in Australia, placed 4th in her age group at USAT Sprint Nationals in 2009 and qualified for USAT Olympic distance nationals in 2008. Her philosophy when working with clients is foster enthusiasm, encouragement, and passion. She enjoys working with all levels of clients and loves sharing her passion for training, racing, and nutrition.
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Dr. Philip Goglia
Dr. Philip Goglia is the founder of Performance Fitness Concepts, the premiere nutrition and fitness clinic in the US. Dr.Goglia has been a registered nutritionist for over 30 years and was recently selected for the 2009 and 2010 Best of Santa Monica Award in the Dietician category by the US Commerce Association. He also serves as the official nutritionist for Gold’s Gym international and a spokesperson for Glaceau, the leader of enhanced water products for endurance athletes. Dr. Goglia designs realistic and achievable nutrition and exercise programs that focus on an individual’s own unique metabolic needs, lifestyle, eating habits, stress, training regimens and workload.
Dr. Goglia’s clients include not only pro and semi pro but hundreds of amateur athletes in the endurance community of Los Angeles as well as across the nation. Dr. Goglia is the exclusive nutritional consultant for the Amgen/UBS Masters Cycling Team, Now-MS Society, Team Helen’s, and Velo Club LaGrange, one of California’s largest and oldest cycling clubs with over 400 members nationwide. Dr. Goglia is co-president of Team VRC VRC, which races as Get Crackin’ MS Society a non-profit (fully recognized 501(c)3) club dedicated to helping develop tomorrow’s top talent while also increasing awareness about multiple sclerosis. He is also very involved in Madison’s Foundation, an organization dedicated to helping parents make informed decisions which can alleviate some of the frustration they inevitably experience when fighting for their children’s lives.
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Precision Nutrition Certified Coach, CSCS
Tim was born in Hong Kong and moved to California when he was 6. Tim received his undergraduate degree in Foods and Nutrition from Cal Poly. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He also is a Certified Kettlebell Teacher (CKT) through the International Kettlebell and Fitness Federation (IKFF) and a Nutrition Coach through Precision Nutrition. Currently, he is working on becoming certified as a Neursomatic Therapist through Neurosomatic Educators. For the past 5 years Tim has worked with a variety of people, ranging from 9-5ers to athletes. Tim helps his clients achieve their goals by designing customized training programs based on their strengths, weaknesses and lifestyle. He is also big advocate of living a holistic lifestyle and promotes it to everyone he works with. Tim’s favorite sports are soccer and tennis. Specializing in weight loss, strength and conditioning, and nutritional guidance, Tim’s philosophy is “No gimmicks, just hard work and quality nutrition.”
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