Katie Knappenberger joined Northwestern University Athletics as the Sports Dietitian in June of 2014. Her mission is to empower athletes to use food to fuel athletic and academic success. She is responsible for team and staff education, meal planning, individual nutrition counseling and food and supplement security. Knappenberger joins the Wildcats after serving for three years as an assistant professor and athletic trainer at Daytona State College in Daytona Beach, Fla. She earned her bachelor's degree in athletic training from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and her master's degree in nutrition with emphasis in sports dietetics from the University of Utah. Knappenberger is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Athletic Trainer who is actively involved in the Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA), the Sports Cardiovascular and Wellness Dietetic Practice Group (SCAN), the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA). Knappenberger resides in Evanston with her husband Ryan. The two enjoy family fun, running, biking, farmers' markets and 90's alternative rock.