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Hannah E. Cabre, MS, RD
Doctoral Student

Educational Background
M.S., Florida State University
B.S., University of Georgia


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Twitter/Instagram: hannahsaylor_rd

Hannah is a second year PhD student in the Human Movement Sciences Department studying under Dr. Abbie Smith-Ryan. She received her bachelor’s degree in dietetics from the University of Georgia and went on to obtain her master’s degree and complete her dietetic internship at Florida State University. She is a registered dietitian and her passion for nutrition and exercise shape her research interests, which include the influences exercise and nutrient timing have on body composition, cardiorespiratory fitness, and metabolic health, specifically in women.


Sam Moore, MS, CSCS

Doctoral Student

Educational background
M.S. California University of Pennsylvania
B.S.. Western Oregon University


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Sam Moore, MS, CSCS is an applied sport scientist who recently joined University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Human Movement Science Curriculum in the School of Allied Health Sciences, working under the direction of Dr. Abbie Smith-Ryan. Her research interests center around metabolic and performance effects of female sex hormones

Prior to Carolina, Sam was with the NC State Wolfpack from 2019-2021 as the Director of Sport Science and Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach; the first woman to serve in this role in the NCAA. At NCSU, Sam’s primary responsibilities were designing and implementing a revolutionary and evidence informed framework of women’s specific training design based on the hormonal landscape of the Wolfpack female athletes.


Amanda Gordon, BS, CSCS is from Colorado Springs, CO. She graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with a minor in Spanish. She is currently a second year master’s student studying Exercise Physiology at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill while working in the Applied Physiology Lab under Dr. Smith-Ryan.

Educational background
B.S. Auburn University

Undergraduate Students

Maggie Hostetter is a senior undergraduate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill studying Exercise Sport Science and Nutrition. She is currently a research assistant in the Applied Physiology Lab under Dr. Smith-Ryan. She is also a sports nutrition intern for Football.


Noah Patterson is a junior undergraduate student from Cincinnati, OH. He is studying Nutrition with a minor in Exercise and Sport Science. He is currently working in the Applied Physiology Laboratory under the mentorship of Dr. Abbie Smith-Ryan. He has interests in sports nutrition, exercise interventions, and prevention of chronic disease. Noah plans to attend graduate school to study exercise physiology.


Jillian Vordick is a freshman at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill studying Exercise and Sport Science with a minor in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE). She works as an undergraduate research assistant in the Applied Physiology Lab at UNC under Dr. Smith-Ryan.