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Lauren Link

About The Author

Lauren Link, RD, CSSD is a registered dietitian and Board-certified specialist in sports dietetics. She is the director of sports nutrition at Purdue University, where she played women’s soccer and was part of the 2007 Big Ten Tournament championship team. With a dual degree in dietetics and nutrition, fitness and health, Lauren began her professional career as a clinical dietitian with St. Vincent's Hospital before returning to her alma mater to work as a sports dietitian. She is the founder of a student-athlete community garden and spearheads a program called BLAST—Boiler Life After Sport—designed to help address key components of athletes' transition to “normal human” status.