My name is Tish Campbell, and I am very excited to be working as an adjunct instructor in what I consider to be such an excellent program! I have spent quite a lot of time in the academic setting, both as a student and an instructor. I am an endlessly curious person who loves to talk about anything related to health and wellness; especially when it comes to health optimization, women’s bodies and hormones, autoimmunity, and longevity. ☺
While I have long been interested in all aspects of health and nutrition – I was a college athlete and considered myself a health and fitness fanatic – until about five years ago, I was on a very different path. I was a full-time faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University for a little less than a decade where I taught over 150 courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level. While I was originally elated to teach a wide variety of courses in public policy and political science, I realized I wanted to do research and teach about things I was truly passionate about.
Thus, I started to forge a new path as a health educator! I started by getting my graduate certificate in public health at Oregon State University and became a Certified Health Coach. During this time, I also earned a graduate certificate in college and university teaching at Oregon State University to further hone my skills as an educator. After that, I went on to get my Master’s in Nutrition from the National University of Natural Medicine and I am now in a functional nutrition residency with Dr. Kara Fitzgerald’s clinic. I also see clients in my own functional nutrition clinical practice.
A bit about me personally - my wife and I moved to Portland, OR about six years ago and live in a Tiny House that we built. We love hiking, camping, mountaineering, and CrossFit. We are also fortunate enough to spend about two-to-three months every year in what we now consider our second home, Costa Rica. In Costa Rica, I am consistently humbled by how long it takes to learn a new language and to become what I deem a ‘proficient’ surfer, both marathon-like endeavors!