Stella Lucia Volpe, PhD, RDN, ACSM-CEP, FACSM, is Professor and Head of the Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise at Virginia Tech. Her degrees are in both Nutrition and Exercise Physiology; she also is an American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist®, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, and a Fellow of the ACSM. Dr. Volpe’s research focuses on obesity and diabetes prevention using traditional interventions, mineral supplementation, and by altering the environment to result in greater physical activity and healthy eating. She also conducts research on athletes of all levels, from recreational to professional. Prior to beginning her faculty appointment at Virginia Tech, Dr. Volpe was Professor and Chair of the Department of Nutrition Sciences at Drexel University for almost 10 years. Prior to that, she was on faculty at the University of Pennsylvania, and at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is Past-Chair of the United States’ President’s Council for Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, and a past Vice President of the ACSM. Dr. Volpe is Editor-in-Chief of Current Nutrition Reports. She is an associate editor of ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal®, Translational Journal of ACSM, Health Equity, and Nutrition and Health. Dr. Volpe enjoys hiking with her husband and German Shepherd dogs. She is also a competitive field hockey player, ice hockey player, rower, and works out and competes in CrossFit.