Lynne LoPresto, MS, RD

Lynne started teaching at Dominican in 2004 and is now full-time teaching faculty for the Department of Natural Science and Mathematics. She teaches Chemistry for the Health Sciences, Nutrition and Health Education for students in the professional programs in Nursing and the Liberal Studies Elementary Education Program, and many of her courses have a community engagement focus. Lynne and her students work with the Marin-SF Food Bank and local groups to support garden education and food pantries for food insecure students in the local schools.


Assistant Professor

Office:  Science Center #129 B
[email protected]

About Professor Lopresto

Professor Lopresto's academic training is in nutrition science with an emphasis in biochemistry. She is also a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and health educator. She worked as a Clinical and Research Dietitian at UCLA before transitioning to health education and public health after seeing that many nutrition related health conditions could have been prevented. Lynne has worked with the Marin County Dept. of Health and Human Services on a range of health education and promotion projects. She has served as a consultant to the Marin County Office of Education and the California Healthy Kids Resource center to support the development and implementation of federally mandated local school wellness policies.

Lynne is active in the local sustainable food movement and is passionate about food security and sustainable food systems. She believes that sustainable school food programs can have a profound positive impact on both the environment and the health and wellbeing of children.

Academic Area

Public Health Nutrition

Educational Background

  • MS Nutrition Science, University of CA, Berkeley, CA
  • BS Nutrition Science, University of CA, Davis, CA
  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Sample of Community Engaged Projects

School Wellness Promotion webpage – Marin County Office of Education

Dominican students support a food pantry at San Rafael High School 

Dominican film student explores organic foods 

The Children’s Nutrition Collection recommends best books for teaching children to eat healthy food