Splash Biography

CHRISTINA ZECCA, Cornell senior studying biology

Major: Biology

College/Employer: Cornell

Year of Graduation: 2015

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I am a senior at Cornell majoring in biology and minoring in nutrition and business. I plan to attend medical school after a gap year. I am from Pennsylvania and hope to return to Philadelphia for medical school. I enjoy teaching and have been a teaching assistant for an introductory physiology course. I have also facilitated study groups for several science courses. In my free time I like to read and golf.

Past Classes

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P66: Obese America: The Nutritional Bases and Consequences of the Obesity Epidemic in Splash Spring 2015 (Apr. 18, 2015)
What do 1 in 3 adults in America have in common? They are obese. The number of obese adults and children in America has reached epidemic proportions. But how did the epidemic develop? The answer, in part: poor nutrition. Come learn about digestion and storage of fat and how it leads to obesity and two of the most prevalent obesity-related diseases: cardiovascular disease and diabetes. We'll discuss the physiology of these diseases and how they are treated. We'll also talk about the dangers of weight-loss surgery and how it leads to nutrient deficiencies.