FINA students, faculty participate in family and consumer sciences conference

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

strip of 3 pics of faculty and students at C-AFCS conference

SF State’s Family Interiors Nutrition & Apparel (FINA) Department was well represented at the California Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (CA-AFCS) Western Region Biennial Conference, held April 6-7 in Burlingame, California.

SF State faculty and students played leadership roles and presented at the meeting. The conference was co-chaired by Associate Professor of Interior Design Gus Vouchilas, Professor Emerita Nancy Rabolt and FINA grad student Rhonda Campbell.

Master’s students Ashley Goins, Letty Miranda and Krista Winchester, and M.A. graduate Adi Fish presented posters of their research. Undergraduates, including Orissa Fonesca, Chrsalyn Morehead, Aureolus Stetzel and Kinsey Thomas, presented with their faculty mentors (Karen Johnson Carroll, Amy Dorie, Gretchen George, Ivana Markova and Connie Ulasewicz).

At the end of the conference, Vouchilas was recognized for his past contributions to the association as president of CA-AFCS.

CA-AFCS is a state affiliate of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, which is the FINA Department’s accrediting body.

(Left) FINA master's student Ashley Goins presents her research on “Black Fashion.”
(Center) FINA faculty members Ivana Markova, Gus Vouchilas (conference co-chair) and Gretchen George
(Right) FINA master's student Krista Winchester explains her research on “Trendy Health Food Consumption and Body Mass Index in University Students.”