ESP Biography

TIFFANY LOPINSKY, Harvard student studying Government

Major: Government & Health Policy

College/Employer: Harvard University

Year of Graduation: 2016

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Tiffany is a junior at Harvard College studying Government and Health Policy. She has been involved with the ESP program at both Harvard and MIT, teaching classes about biology, nutrition, and food policy. Tiffany also taught a class about food policy to Japanese high school students in Tokyo through Harvard's Liberal Arts Across Borders Program (HLAB). Tiffany is currently a co-president of the Harvard College Health Advocacy Program where she works to promote wellness on campus and in the greater Boston community.

Tiffany serves as the Outreach Chair for Harvard Undergraduate Women in Business (HUWIB), and she is involved with the Harvard Chapter of Smart Women Securities. In her free time, Tiffany enjoys playing tennis, watching historical documentaries, baking, and traveling!

Past Classes

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S6838: The Biology of Nutrition in HSSP Spring 2013 (Mar. 02, 2013)
Nutrition has taken a central stage within the American consciousness, but the science behind what makes a food "good for you" is often lost in media discussions of public health. A combination of biology, physiology, and chemistry, this class will explore the science behind food, nutrition and cooking. Topics to be covered include the real meaning of metabolism and calories; the differences between simple and complex carbohydrates; how proteins and amino acids impact the body; the chemical and physical differences between saturated, unsaturated, and trans fats; and more. One important goal of this class is to help students positively impact the health of their school or community, so health advocacy ideas will be suggested and encouraged throughout the class with ample opportunities for mentorship along the way!