education & Training

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

BS in Health and Nutrition Science from CUNY Brooklyn College

Dietetic internship completed at New York Presbyterian Hospital

How did you get into nutrition? 

What does your ideal day off look like?

How would you describe your counseling style?

I was born and raised on a farming island in Guyana in a close-knit village community that included Christian, Hindu, and Muslim families. Food was our love language and our way of connecting with each other on our unique holidays and through the ebbs and flows of life. Eating was simple.
 
When I turned 17, I moved to the U.S., alone. New York City felt overwhelming and eating became really stressful, really fast. I struggled to navigate outlandish health claims, fad diets, and messages of diet culture. I craved the skillset to make informed decisions about how to nourish myself while honoring my cultural identity. This desire, alongside my passion for biochemistry and fascination with the foodways of diverse populations, led me to nutrition. 

My ideal day off would include running in the park, tending to my garden, and spending time in the kitchen developing new recipes using the vegetables I harvested that day.

Supportive and encouraging. I seek to inspire my clients to find fun and exciting ways to meet their health goals while embracing their cultural and religious backgrounds. My approach is client-centered and I strive to meet my clients where they are. 

Specialties

Top 3 favorite foods - go!

Cardiovascular disease management (including high cholesterol and triglycerides, hypertension), women’s health - prenatal, pregnancy, and postnatal nutrition, weight management, diabetes management - prediabetes, type 1 and type 2 diabetes

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Professional History

Before joining Culina Health, I worked as an inpatient clinical RD at New York Presbyterian Methodist Hospital where I treated pediatric and adult patients. Prior to becoming an RD, I worked as a nutrition research associate, co-authoring scientific papers exploring topics like health disparities within Black Caribbean Immigrant Communities and the role of micronutrients in gestational diabetes management. I also served as a nutrition educator with the NYC Department of Health and Mental hygiene, providing culturally tailored nutrition education to Bengali, Chinese, and Latino communities in New York City.