About Shaun Hurdelbrink

I am a first year student at the University of Illinois in UC, pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering. I grew up in Elmhurst, IL (a suburb of Chicago), with one older brother who is now graduated from UIUC and with both of my parents being born profoundly deaf. Currently, I live in the Evans Scholarship House on campus, which houses Evans Scholars who have earned a full tuition and housing scholarship to UIUC based on excellence in academics, leadership, caddying, and character. Moreover, I feel that my unusual upbringing and academic focus on math and science provides me with a unique perspective on social issues. In general, my passions lie in health, philanthropy, fitness, and engineering. I also enjoy perpetually challenging the norm and finding new and improved ways to seeing, understanding, or doing just about anything.

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Eat Oats for Breakfast and Get a Move On!

 by Shaun Hurdelbrink and Natasha Cole, MPH, RD Before college, eating healthy and staying physically active was a straightforward, stable routine for me. Cereal in the morning, PB&J for lunch, cross-country or swimming as exercise, then a well-balanced dinner made by mom or dad. College, however, was a whole new lifestyle and it became challenging […]

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Privileged College Student, Are You Grateful?

By Shaun Hurdelbrink and Jill Bowers, PhD Many view a higher education as the ultimate gateway to success, but seemingly few students express the gratitude tertiary education deserves. Unfortunately, the opportunities and privileges of being a college student may easily be overlooked or taken for granted. As a university student, I can’t tell you how […]

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Omnipresence of Sugar

By Shaun Hurdelbrink and Natasha Cole, MPH, RD   Are you aware of sugar’s omnipresence in your life or how much you truly consume? Added sugar is found in many foods: breakfast cereals, fruit juices, granola bars, ketchup, BBQ sauce, soymilk, energy drinks, protein bars, etc. You get the idea. Unsurprisingly, Americans consume “an average […]

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