Skylar Mercer

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Nutritional Sciences

MS/DI Student

Skylar Mercer is second year MS/DI student interested in sports nutrition and eating disorders.


Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
B.S. Dietetics Florida State University 2022


NUTR 4645/6645 Functional and Nutritional Properties of Food (Fall 2022)


Award Name Awarded By Year Awarded
George Griffeth and Leolene Chapman Montgomery Scholarship UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) 2023
Virginia Wilbanks Kilgore Scholarship UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) 2023
Foundation Student Stipend Sue Linja, RDN, LD- Dietetics in Healthcare Communities DPG 2023
Foundation General Scholarship Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2023
Southern Scholarship Foundation Lunquist Recipient Southern Scholarship Foundation 2019-2022
Ford Driving Dreams Scholarship Recipient Ford Driving Dreams 2018


Organization Title Year(s) Service Type
FSU Sports Nutrition Fuel Bar Volunteer 2020-2022 Foodservice
Southern Scholarship Foundation Business Manager 2020-2022 Community

Advisory Committee

  • Dr. Sina Gallo
  • Dr. Alex Anderson
  • Dr. Joseph Kindler

Current Research

Skylar is currently working on a secondary analysis using the National Children's Study data. Her focus is on the changes of vitamin D biomarkers throughout pregnancy. She is under the direction of Dr. Sina Gallo in the Child Diet and Health Disparities Research lab.

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