Vivian was born in Panama City, Panama. She has always loved food and some of her most fond memories are cooking with her mom from an early age. Vivian feels strongly that someone’s cultural foods should always have a place in their lives. Just after high school, Vivian started to work in a hospital as a patient meal assistant, which was when she met a Registered Dietitian the first time and realized that’s what she wanted to do with her career.
Vivian’s counseling style is compassionate and non-judgmental. Although she describes her style as gentle overall, she can still provide tough love when it’s needed. She always meets patients where they are and makes sure her patients are able to honor their cultural foods and traditions when setting goals.
In her spare time, you can find Vivian in the great outdoors hiking with her husband and their puppy, Oliver. She loves to treat herself to a craft coffee like a fancy latte from her local coffee shop. Vivian also likes to dance, but only when no one else is watching!
BS in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from the Metropolitan State University of Denver
Training & Certification:
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics