GreenEyedGuide is the company owned and founded by Danielle Robertson Rath, aka “GreenEyedGuide”, biochemist, speaker, and author of “Are You a Monster or a Rock Star: A Guide to Energy Drinks – How They Work, Why They Work, How to Use Them Safely”.
As GreenEyedGuide, Danielle uses science to guide consumers through the confusing, contradictory world of caffeinated beverages and supplements. GreenEyedGuide helps athletes maximize caffeine’s benefits for performance, teaches students and other sleep-deprived adults how to consume caffeine most effectively, and leads the discussion on energy drink bans and ingredient interactions.
Danielle earned her master’s degree in Food Science/Food Chemistry from the University of California Davis and her bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry/Chemistry from the University of California San Diego.
(a.k.a. how the stars aligned to make me so passionate about energy drinks)
My primary goal, right from the beginning, was to help people understand these products like I do, as if they were seeing these drinks through my green eyes.
I earned my bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of California San Diego and a master’s degree in food science and food biochemistry from the University of California Davis. I grew up without energy drinks and without coffee shops on every corner.
I hated the bitter taste of coffee and tea and learned to live without soda thanks to those years of wearing braces. In short, I learned how to make do without caffeine. And yet, I could not have balanced two part-time jobs as a full-time biochemistry major without the help of energy drinks.
When Monster Energy hit US markets, I had just started my advanced studies in nutrition and biochemistry. I heard the hype, I read the news stories about kids having energy drinks for breakfast, and I knew how and why energy drinks worked thanks to my college courses. I was immediately fascinated by these caffeinated products, and that’s when the dream to share my insight with others began.