Jaden Hamil is in her second year as the Assistant Performance Dietitian for Florida State University. She was previously a Performance Nutrition Assistant at the University of Alabama, where she also received her bachelor’s degrees in Human Performance Exercise Science and Food and Nutrition.
After receiving her first bachelor’s degree in Human Performance Exercise Science from University of Alabama, Hamil earned her master’s degree in Exercise Physiology at Mississippi State University. During her time at Mississippi State University, she assisted with several research projects involving carbohydrate and amino acid supplementation. Hamil graduated from Mississippi State University with three publications including her thesis research publication investigating carbohydrate supplementation in CrossFit athletes.
Before her arrival in Tallahassee, Hamil worked four years at the University of Alabama. Her duties there included overseeing all aspects of performance nutrition for the soccer and men’s and women’s swim and dive teams while assisting with the football team. During her time at Alabama, Hamil also spent time as a consultant for the Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI). Hamil would travel to other collegiate or professional programs to assess hydration for athletes and provide education based on their results. While working with Alabama and GSSI, Hamil completed her second bachelor’s degree in Food and Nutrition.
In her current role, Hamil provides nutritional services to student athletes in order to ensure optimal performance in their sport, at the highest level. She works with an interdisciplinary team of athletic trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, psychologists, and team coaches to provide individualized nutrition care to her assigned teams. Hamil’s assigned teams include men’s and women’s basketball, soccer, beach volleyball, men’s and women’s cross country, and men’s and women’s swim and dive teams.
Hamil is originally from Ocean Springs, Miss., and currently lives in Tallahassee with her husband, Grant.