40 under 40: Shelly Hester, Ph.D.

Shelly Hester

Shelly Hester

Nu Skin, Provo

AGE: 31
BORN: Kirklin, Ind.
TITLE: Associate senior scientist

Shelly Hester has success down to a science. The health and nutrition expert has a bachelor’s of science in food and nutrition and dietetics from Purdue University, a Ph.D. in nutritional sciences from the University of Illinois, and is a registered dietitian. At Nu Skin, she was instrumental in the company’s newest and most advanced anti-aging supplement, ageLOC Youth.

The WHITE Talking “I’m quiet, optimistic and a hard worker. I lead by example.”

Biggest Accomplishment “Helping to develop exciting products and seeing them launch at our company’s global convention.”

First Job “Hooking weeds in my family’s soy bean fields in Indiana.”

Dream Job “I wanted to be a registered dietitian. I always enjoyed cooking and eating and wanted to understand how these foods impacted my health.”

Youthful Advice “A professor I worked with as an undergraduate told me that the nutrition field (or any field you are in) is small, so never burn any bridges! I encourage everyone to establish those relationships with professors, managers, and co-workers so they are willing to give you a recommendation when opportunities arise.”

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