Zachary Clayton is a graduate of SDSU’s Foods and Nutrition Bachelor of Science program and Didactic Program of Dietetics (2012). During Zach’s undergraduate studies, he began conducting nutrition research with Dr. Mark Kern and caught the research bug. This led Zach to complete SDSU’s dual MS in Nutritional Sciences and Exercise Physiology (2013), in which he continued to work with Dr. Kern. Upon graduating, Zach became a Ph.D. student in the Department of Human Physiology at the University of Oregon, where he continued to study nutrition and physiology. In 2018, Zach completed his Ph.D. and took a position as a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Douglas Seals’ Integrative Physiology of Aging Laboratory at the University of Colorado Boulder. Zach is currently studying cardiovascular aging and how various nutrition-based interventions can help slow down this process we all will likely deal with.