Sarah Denotter is a 4th year Naturopathic Medical Student and Master of Science Nutrition Student at the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in Portland, Oregon with a projected graduation of June 2022. She was NUNM NMSA’s previous research chair before fulfilling the role of Chapter President. She also is a research volunteer in the NICU at Oregon Health and Science University and has clinical interest in oncology, complex chronic disease, and prevention.
She was born and raised in Southern Ontario and received her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. In her free time, she enjoys trying new recipes, exploring Portland’s food scene with friends, spending time outside or completing sudoku puzzles. Additionally, Sarah is an avid world traveler and has participated in NUNM’s global health programs in Ghana, Guatemala, and Peru.
Atara Jaffe grew up in New Jersey, and received a B.A. from Tulane University in Environmental Studies and Psychology. Through her education, she cultivated a passion for human connection to natural surroundings in order to promote health and wellness for both.
Atara pursued a career in architectural sustainability before committing to a career in naturopathic medicine. Since making the change into the natural health field, Atara has worked with Chinese herbal medicines and currently works for Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy. She also has her own herbal tea company, works as a tutor and as a representative for plant-based skin care lines. Atara is currently in her third year at NUNM, pursuing a degree in Naturopathic Medicine and a Masters in Integrative Research. During her academic career at NUNM, she served as the NMSA Cup Coordinator, President-Elect, and is excited to support the amazing 2019-2020 NMSA board as President to represent our ND students and further their careers through a variety of programming and events. In her spare time, Atara enjoys all things outdoors, gardening, woodworking and exploring her creativity.