My passion for food, wellness, and health communication began at a young age and sparked my ambition to become a Registered Dietitian. I first pursued my interests at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where I completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics and an additional Bachelor of Science degree in Life Sciences Communication.
I recently completed the combined M.S.-Dietetic Internship program at Illinois State University and successfully completed the national credentialing exam for registered dietitians. As a dietetic professional, I am passionate about intuitive eating, with interests in wellness, nutrition communication, culinary nutrition and program development and management. Please visit my About Page to read more about my story and personal nutrition philosophy.
As a dietetic professional, it is my mission to help others cultivate and nourish a happier and healthier relationship with food and make sense of the complex nutrition messages that surround us.
- Become an active member of the Nutrition Entrepreneurs dietetic practice group (DPG).
- Obtain position as an RDN in the community or clinical nutrition fields with an opportunity to specialize in intuitive eating and non-diet nutrition therapy, as well as nutrition and culinary communication.
- Maintain active membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and serve in a leadership role at the local level within 3 years of practicing in the field.
- Become published as an RDN in an industry-related publication, blog, or other media outlet and establish self as a trusted nutrition and culinary communication specialist.
- Serve as a mentor and preceptor for future dietetic students in an internship program to facilitate learning and growth within others.
- Collaborate with other health professionals to endorse and encourage intuitive health-related behaviors to promote a holistic and integrative approach to overall wellness.
- Participate in the advancement of the field of dietetics by participating in and facilitating workshops, webinars, conferences, and new research initiatives.