Heather Goff

Heather Goff

Work History

Work History
Mar 2008 - Present

Associate Editor, Specialty Publications

Press-Register
  • Research and assign editorial content
  • Write monthly feature articles
  • Edit contributors’ articles
  • Assist magazine production
  • Oversee photo shoots
Aug 2008 - Present

Group Fitness Instructor

Moorer Family YMCA
  • Teach weekly Powerlift class
Sep 2006 - Present

Contributing Reporter

The Tuscaloosa News
  • Wrote weight management article for Pulse section
Sep 2006 - Present

Contributing Reporter

Mobile Bay Monthly magazine
  • Wrote article for Fitness department
Jan 2008 - Mar 2008

Meal Assembly Associate

Dream Dinners
  • Prepared ingredients
  • Assisted meal assembly
Oct 2007 - Dec 2007

Contributing Reporter

Southern Living magazine
  • Wrote two feature articles for Alabama People & Places section
Jul 2007 - Dec 2007

Editorial Intern

Cooking Light magazine
  • Wrote and researched articles
  • Created maps and monthly recipe index
  • Fact-checked upcoming articles
  • Assisted magazine production, photo shoots and test kitchen
Jan 2007 - May 2007

Food and Wine Editor

Alpine Living magazine
  • Wrote feature and department articles
  • Conceptualized section content and design
  • Distributed article assignments
  • Oversaw assignment progress
Aug 2005 - Dec 2005

Staff Reporter

Dateline Alabama
  • Published articles on Dateline Alabama website
  • Maintained a biweekly food and nutrition blog
May 2005 - Aug 2005

Editorial Intern

Mobile Bay Monthly magazine
  • Wrote articles monthly
  • Edited contributors' articles
  • Generated and researched story ideas
  • Assisted photo shoots

Education

Education
May 2011 - Present

B.S. Nutrition and Hospitality Management

The University of Alabama
Aug 2003 - May 2007

B.A. Communication and Information Sciences

The University of Alabama

Skills

Skills

Copy editing

Feature writing

Adobe InDesign

Microsoft Office

Summary

Heather Goff is the associate editor of Specialty Publications at the Press-Register. This department includes Zalea, Better Health & Living, and Gulf Coast Weddings magazines. She is also certified as a Group Fitness Instructor by the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America. She completed her bachelor's degree in Communication and Information Sciences in 2007 at The University of Alabama. She is currently pursuing a second bachelor's degree in Food and Nutrition at the University of Alabama.

Initial Goals

  • Graduate with a bachelor's degree in Food and Nutrition by the end of Fall 2015
  • Begin dietetic internship in Spring 2016
  • Become a registered dietician by 2017

Work Philosophy

Heather Goff has two passions – journalism and nutrition. In pursuing certification as a registered dietitian, she hopes to marry the two interests in her future career. She plans to specialize in nutrition education – including workplace seminars, on college campuses and in published articles. She has observed a growing interest in heath, fitness and nutrition in recent years. Yet, the nation's obesity epidemic is still rising. The idea of visiting a dietitian's office may seem too costly or intimidating to many people. As a result, Heather aspires to take practical lessons of good nutrition to a broader audience – reaching beyond the clinical setting to educate the general public about weight management and disease prevention.

Long-term Goals

  • Write nutrition-related articles for local or national publications
  • Teach nutrition seminars in workplaces or on college campuses
  • Work with newly diagnosed cancer patients and chemo recipients regarding their unique nutritional needs
  • Further research the link between cancer risk / proliferation and diet

Community Service

  • Young Professionals Service Projects  (April 2011- Present)
    • regular volunteerism  serving elderly members of First Baptist North Mobile church
  • Love Helps  (2010)
    • biannual food distribution for those in need throughout Mobile County

Organization Memberships

  • Aerobics and Fitness Association of America
  • YMCA of South Alabama
  • Kappa Alpha Theta sorority
  • First Baptist North Mobile

Special Awards / Recognition

  • Summa Cum Laude  (2007)
  • Omicron Delta Kappa  (2006-2007)
  • Dean's List  (2003-2007)
  • President's List  (2003-2007)
  • Carmage and Martha Walls Scholarship (2005-2006)
  • Golden Key (2005-2006)
  • Kappa Tau Alpha (2005-2006)
  • Journalism Academic Achievement Award for Sophomores (2004-2005)
  • Kappa Alpha Theta Highest Chapter GPA Award (2004-2005)
  • Hugh W. Sparrow Memorial Endowed Scholarship (2003-2005)
  • Phi Eta Sigma (2003-2004)
  • Alpha Lambda Delta (2003-2004)
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars (2003-2004)
  • SUPe Store Book Scholarship (2003-2004)
  • President's Cabinet Scholarship (2003-2004)

Certifications

Certifications
Aug 2008 - Aug 2012

Group Fitness Instructor

Aerobics and Fitness Association of America
May 2008 - May 2012

CPR / First Aid

American Heart Association