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Atlanta, Georgia
Namrita O'Dea is co-owner of based in Atlanta, GA. She helps triathletes, runners, cyclists and... Full Bio
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Namrita O'Dea is co-owner of based in Atlanta, GA. She helps triathletes, runners, cyclists and other athletes reach their nutrition and performance goals. She has a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan (1998) and is currently finishing up her Masters degree in Sports Nutrition at Georgia State University where she was recently named "Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year" for 2007-2008.

She has eight years of experience in software consulting, project management, client software implemenation, and web strategy at companies like Manhattan Associates, Inc., Macquarium, Inc., and Ciber, Inc. In 2006, she chose to follow her passion to work with athletes pursuing a career change focusing on nutrition. She currently works with Carolyn O'Neil Productions in nutrition & media and with an interdisciplinary Nutrition/Public Health/Respiratory Therapy research team in conjunction with the ING Georgia Marathon. She is also working on her Masters thesis, investigating the effects of NSAID use and hydration strategy on symptoms of dehydration and hyponatremia in marathon runners.

Namrita is an active member of the American College of Sports Medicine, , and the American Dietetic Association. Namrita has been published in the American College of Sports Medicine in only her second year as a masters student.

Namrita is also an elite ultra-endurance mountain bike racer specializing in 12-24 hour solo events. She has earned numerous 12 & 24 podium finishes in the last several years, many of the 1st place spots, and she owes much of her success to her studies in nutrition.

In her spare time, Namrita also keeps a diary at , works as the nutritionist at the Georgia State University Fitness Center, conducts clinics and camps for women cyclists, and speaks at several nutrition and racing clinics in the Southeast.