Katie and her boxer puppy.

Katie Nashatker

Scholarship Recipient in 2001




BS, Human Nutrition and Chemistry, Winthrop University



Masters of Science, Winthrop University


About Katie


For the past 6 years, Katie has managed the outpatient nutrition program at the Medical University of South Carolina Hospital. She teaches children living with diabetes how to live healthy lives as a Certified Diabetes Educator and Registered Dietitian. She lives in Charleston, SC with a three-year old boxer who swims, runs and plays with her on the beach.


What did earning the Kristen Julia Drenten Memorial Scholarship mean to you?


"I was thrilled to be given assistance to attend college, but more importantly I was humbled to be a part of Kristen’s dream to be a part of something bigger than herself. I feel obligated to pay it forward and live a passionate, grateful, service driven life.  There isn’t a year that goes by that I don’t reminisce about the short time that I was privileged to be her classmate."