Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Bachelor's Degree in Human Nutrition, 
University of Alabama

Master's in Human Nutrition,
University of Alabama


How did you get into nutrition

General Healthy Eating, Relationship with Food & Disordered Eating, Weight Management, Diabetes Management, Women's Health

I studied fashion as an undergrad and set out for a career in New York right after college. It didn’t take long for me to realize I was in the wrong line of work. The high-stress industry was sucking the life out of me. It felt like the fashion world saw food as something to fight against. I on the other hand view food as fuel, joy, and memories. I began taking online nutrition courses as a way to learn more about the science behind sustenance and immediately fell in love with it. I went back to school to get a second bachelors and a masters degree in nutrition to become an RD, and never looked back!

education & Training

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY DOING WHEN YOU’RE NOT WORKING?

How would you describe your counseling style?

Part of what drove me to pursue nutrition is the relationship-building aspect of the job. I’m passionate about forging meaningful connections with my patients and make it a point to never push change on people. My counseling style is nonjudgmental, empathetic and flexible.

Some combination of a great sweat session (I love Pilates and Soul Cycle), downtime reading a Lisa Jewell novel, some Denver sunshine, and a killer cocktail along with my signature spicy rigatoni recipe.

Specialties

FAVORITE MEAL OR SNACK- go!

I LOVE Don Angie in the West Village of NYC. If I were to die tomorrow, my last meal would have to be the BBQ calamari, chrysanthemum salad, veal “da pepi,” and chicken scarpariello from there. But in general, anything involving sourdough bread or fresh pasta is a favorite. Homemade spicy rigatoni is on my weekly rotation!