Allison is currently a Dietetic Intern and Master's candidate at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL (expected graduation May 2016).


Sep 2014 - Present

Master of Science, Clinical Nutrition

Rush University, Chicago, IL

Thesis: "The Development and Testing of a Multifaceted Tool to Assess the Knowledge and Stages of Change Related to a Low-Sodium Diet in Heart Failure Patients"

Aug 2010 - May 2014

Bachelor of Science, Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Professional Experiences

Work History
Sep 2014 - Mar 2016

Dietetic Intern

Rush University Medical Center

Clinical Nutrition

  • Completed over 600 hours of clinical rotations including rotations in cardiology, diabetes, geriatrics, neurology, gastroenterology, nutrition support, critical care, pediatrics, and the neonatal intensive care unit
  • Relieved a full time registered dietitian during a four-week period by taking over and managing the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) and a general medical floor 
  • Obtained experience writing parenteral nutrition prescriptions for 2-3 patients daily during the 4-week staff relief 
  • Obtained a total of 200 outpatient counseling hours in the bariatric, pediatric, and transplant clinics


  • Completed over 200 hours of community rotations through various projects including a cooking demonstration for Rush employees, creating a nutrition lecture for seniors with COPD, engaging in a nutrition activity with children at a Head Start center, and working at a type 1 kids diabetes camp for a week
  • Gained experience in sports nutrition by working on inventory, monitoring and interpreting data on dietary supplements, and creating educational handouts for athletes by volunteering at Northwestern Athletics  

Food Service

  • Completed over 200 hours of food service rotations including retail, patient meal services, and management


  • Conducted a 100-hour quality improvement management project that aimed to improve healthy eating habits among students by implementing visual cues on vending machines
Aug 2015 - Present

Membership Co-Chair/Pinterest Lead

Chicago Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (CAND)
  • Assists in handling membership fees, events, and renewals
  • Develops online media platforms and updates weekly
  • Attends monthly meetings 
Oct 2014 - Present

Nutrition Educator

Cooking Matters Illinois, Chicago, IL
  • Teaches and leads nutrition projects including cooking classes and demonstrations
  • Works and communicates with team to coordinate projects
Oct 2014 - Sep 2015

Research Assistant, SHoPPER and ALIVE! Projects

Rush University Medical Center, Preventive Medicine Department
  • Utilized receipt and nutrient analysis programs such as Nutrient Data System for Research (NDSR)
  • Provided regular updates to team and supervisors on projects
  • Conducted multi-pass 24-hour dietary recalls (NDSR)

Professional Memberships

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)
  • Chicago Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (CAND)
  • American Society of Nutrition (ASN)
  • New York Dietetic Association (NYDA)


  • Rush University Medical Center Patient Experience Poster Award (2016)


Educational Materials and Presentations

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Community Experience

Research Experience

Nutrition Communications Experience