Haley Moon

Haley Moon

Work History

Work History
Aug 2012 - Present

Dance Instructor

Ballet Theatre School

As a Dance Instructor at Ballet Theatre School I teach students age 11 to 18 the fundamentals of Contemporary and Jazz dance technique. I also choreograph the dance these students perform in the end of the year recital.

Sep 2011 - Present

Fitness Attendant/Group Fitness Instructor

The Salvation Army Kroc Center

As the Fitness Attendant for the Salvation Army Kroc Center I assisted members with their workouts and also maintained the appearance of the weight room floor. As the Group Fitness Instructor for the Salvation Army Kroc Center I teach numerous group fitness classes throughout the year for children, adults, and senior citizens.

Jun 2010 - Aug 2011

Sales Associate

Shoe Station

As a Sales Associate for Shoe Station I performed several duties including assiting customers with their purchases, stocking new shipments, and checking inventory.

Aug 2010 - May 2011

Office Assistant

Barnard College Dance Department

As an Office Assistant for the Barnard College Dance Department I assisted Dance Department faculty by making copies, printing syllabi, running errands, and ordering classroom supplies.

Jan 2009 - Dec 2010

Intern

American Museum of Natural History

During my internship with Dr. Eleanor Sterling of the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation at the American Museum of Natural History I assisted with the research and development of a Food and Nutrition exhibit to be opened in the late Fall of 2011.

Jan 2008 - Dec 2009

Teacher's Assistant

Tompkins Hall Nursery and Childcare Center

At Tompkins Hall Nursery and Childcare Center I was an assistant to the teachers. I helped care for children ages six months to four years old. I also cleaned the facilities.

Education

Education
Aug 2012 - Present

Bachelors

University of Alabama

I am a distance learning student at the University of Alabama pursuing a second Bachelors Degree in Nutrition and Hospitality Management. After graduating Barnard College of Columbia University in May of 2011 I realized that mental health is very much dependant on good nutrition. Thus, I felt it necessary to become a Registered Dietitian so that I can successfully integrate the two fields and help as many people obtain optimal mental and physical health.

Aug 2011 - May 2012

Postbaccalaureate

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

After graduating from Barnard College of Columbia University in May of 2011, I returned home to Biloxi, MS with the goal of helping the citizens of Mississippi live healthier lifestyles. To do so I needed to learn more about nutrition. However, because my Bachelors degree from Barnard is in Psychology I did not have all of the required prequisities to enter a Didactic Program in Dietetics. Thus, I enrolled in a local community college to acquire the prerequisites courses required so that I could apply to a Didactic Program in Dietetics and become a Registered Dietitian.

Aug 2007 - May 2011

Bachelors

Barnard College of Columbia University

After I graduated high school in May of 2007 I moved to New York City to attend Barnard College, the all women liberal arts college of Columbia University. While attending Barnard College I studied Psychology and Dance. It was at Barnard College that I fell in love with nutrition, fitness, and wellness. Around my Junior  year I realized that I wanted to spend the rest of my life educating and helping people live the healthiest, and thus, happiest lives possible.

Summary

My name is Haley Moon and I am currently pursuing my second Bachelors degree in Nutrition and Hospitality Management at the University of Alabama. After I complete the undergraduate program I will continue on and pursue my Masters degree in Nutrition also from the University of Alabama. Then, I will complete a dietetic internship and be eligible to sit for the Registered Dietitian exam in the Spring of 2015. I plan on specializing in Sports Nutrition with an emphasis in mental health.

Excerpt from Barnard College Senior Thesis

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Objective

My goal in life is to integrate the fields of Psychology and Sports Nutrition. I believe they go hand in hand. For good mental health to be obtained good nutrition is a must and vice versa. As a native of Biloxi, Mississippi I follow the national updates regarding the quickly growing rates of both obesity and depression in the state of Mississippi. I find it extremely interesting that there is a correlation between the two issues. Having dealt with obesity, depression, PTSD, and increased symptoms of depression caused from consistent weight gain myself, I have a special place in my heart for people dealing with those same issues, especially adolescents. While I want to share my theories and findings with everyone in the world I want to first start spreading my knowledge around Mississippi so that the citizens of Mississippi can lead the rest of the country and world by example. I plan to use my knowledge of fitness, psychology, and sports nutrition, as well as my compassion for people dealing with mental health and obesity issues, to better the world one Mississippian at a time.

Certifications

Certifications
Dec 2012 - Dec 2014

Group Fitness Instructor

American Council on Exercise
Jan 2012 - Jan 2014

Personal Trainer

Aerobics and Fitness Association of America
Jun 2011 - Jun 2013

Zumba Basic 1 Instructor

Zumba Company
Jun 2011 - Jun 2013

Zumbatomic

Zumba Company
Jan 2011 - Jan 2013

TurboKick

Powder Blue Productions
Jan 2011 - Jan 2013

Adult, Child, Infant CPR

American Red Cross
Jan 2011 - Jan 2013

Adult and Child AED

American Red Cross
Nov 2010 - Nov 2012

Hip Hop Hustle

Powder Blue Productions