HOW DID YOU GET INTO NUTRITION? 

General healthy eating and lifestyle management, sustainable weight loss, heart health and CVD, diabetes and prediabetes, and oncology 

I had the opportunity to go to Guatemala and do nutrition counseling with women and children there. I counseled on the importance of proper nutrition for lactation, as well as healthy eating to prevent malnutrition. That’s when I knew I could see myself doing this as a career. 

education & Training

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR COUNSELING STYLE? 

My ideal day is definitely during the summer- I’d stop by a local coffee shop and then drive to the beach to go surfing, play spike ball with friends and then have a large family cookout with burgers, baked beans, watermelon and pasta salad. 

My counseling style is patient centered, culturally inclusive, and sustainable. I aim to listen first and foremost, and really understand someone's full story. I partner with my patients to apply appropriate, empowering, and inclusive interventions to help them reach their personal goals. 

Specialties

FAVORITE MEAL OR SNACK- go!

Red Thai curry
Street tacos
My grandmother’s homemade spaghetti

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition Science,
James Madison University

 Lifestyle Coach,
National Diabetes Prevention Program  

Breastfeeding Consortium Training