Massachusetts Student Dietetic Association (MSDA)

The MSDA is an organization for dietetics students from all realms of nutrition, working to promote student visibility and support networking opportunities.

Events and activities

Our two biggest events of the year are the Dietetic Internship Selection Workshop, which occurs every October, and the Career Development Workshop, which occurs every May. These events are widely attended by students and professionals from all around the Northeast. In addition to these annual events, we also host a variety of other activities throughout the year, such as having guest speakers, gathering for social events like potlucks, and volunteering in the community. Stay up to date with our upcoming events by following us on social media!

Get connected

Want to join the listserv so MSDA info gets sent straight to your inbox? Email with subject "MSDA Listserv" and we'll add you right away!

Also follow us on Facebook or Instagram for the latest updates on events we are planning.

2019-2020 MSDA Board

President  Caroline Kohler, Boston University MS/DI, Class of 2021

Vice President  Agatha Tam, Boston University BS-Dietetics, Class of 2020

Treasurer  Xuemeng Chen, Tufts MS/DI, Class of 2020

Secretary  Monica Salas Tufts MS/DI, Class of 2020

Philanthropy Chair  Laura Johnston, Boston University MS/DI, Class of 2021

Social Media Chair  Lauren McAvoy, Tufts MS/DI, Class of 2020

Education Chair  Leah Rainville, Tufts MS/DI, Class of 2020


Resources for students:

Information about the match

Internship database


RD Career information

Interested in diversity?
Join the ACEND Diversity Committee (requires membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics) or get connected with Diversify Dietetics

Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting

We are sorry to say that ANCE has been postponed until September. More details to follow.

Public Policy

Public Policy

Do You Want to Make a Difference for Your Profession and Your Community?  Visit our Public Policy Section.