education & Training

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

BA in Dance from Goucher College 

MS in Clinical Nutrition from New York University 

Dietetic Internship completed at Balance Eating Disorder Treatment Center & Headstart/Women, Infants, and Children Program Centers






How did you get into nutrition? 

What do you enjoy doing when you aren’t working?

How would you describe your counseling style? 

Before becoming an RD I was a professional dancer. Juggling daily technique classes, rehearsals, performances, and working side jobs meant I had to be deliberate about nourishing myself. How else could I sustain the hustle? I quickly learned that food truly is fuel. 

Over time, this performance-focused mentality led me down a slippery slope of developing a less than healthy and happy relationship with food. Fortunately, I’ve since rediscovered the joy in eating great meals and found the perfect balance between an all-foods-fit mentality and an appreciation for food as fuel. I’m now more passionate than ever about helping clients on similar journeys who are looking to heal their relationship with food and their bodies. It may have been a windy road for me to get here, but I am proud of my story and can’t imagine it unfolding any other way.

Movement is essential to my wellbeing, so I enjoy carving out time for activity when I’m not working. That can look like a solo dance party in my apartment, a yoga or Pilates class, or walking my dog in Prospect Park. I also enjoy baking bread, having dinner parties with friends, and exploring, whether that be a new neighborhood, park, bakery, or country.

Gentle and compassionate. I am a Health At Every SizeⓇ aligned dietitian and I counsel with a weight inclusive perspective. I am here to listen, support, guide, brainstorm, encourage, and nudge you. I strive to meet clients where they are, celebrate how far they’ve come, and set them up for success so they get where it is that they want to go. 

Specialties

Top 3 favorite foods - go!

Eating disorders and disordered eating, ADHD, intuitive eating, maternal nutrition, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), digestive disorders  

A ripe tomato in the summer

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A cozy stew in the winter

Chocolate chip cookies and bagels with cream cheese all year round

I am a big fan of eating seasonally, so I would say:

Professional History

Prior to Culina Health, I worked at Balance Eating Disorder Treatment Center where I helped clients on their journeys to recovery from eating disorders and disordered eating. Before becoming an RD I worked as a professional dancer in NYC and London, performing in Third Rail Project’s long-running immersive show Then She Fell in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.