Aug 2008 - Dec 2009


Benedictine University

GPA: 3.9/4.0

Thesis: Association Between Fruit and Vegetable Intake and BMI in School-Aged Children

Course Work:

Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy

Nutrition and Health Research Planning

Advanced Human Nutrition

Obesity: Theory and Practice

Nutrition and Health Education

Applied Nutrition Research

Nutrition Counseling

Program Development and Administration

Complementary and Alternative Nutrition

Science of Sports Nutrition

Aug 2005 - May 2008


Illinois State University

GPA: 3.8/4.0 


National Society of Collegiate Scholars; Kappa Omicron Nu                                            Spring 2008

Dean’s List                                                                                                                      Fall 2008

Graduated Cum Laude                                                                                                          05/08

Course Work:

Principles of Food Preperation

Food Planning

Community Nutrition

Food Science

Nutrition and Metabolism

Food Service Management

Medical Nutrition Therapy

Quantity Foods

2004 - 2005

Harper College

GPA: 4.0/4.0

Relavent Course Work:

Basic Nutrition

Work History

Work History
Oct 2011 - Present

Clinical Dietitian

Lutheran Home

• Manage/appraise diet technician and diet clerk staff • Evaluate facility menus for compliance to nutritional standards • Perform nutrition assessments, dietary consults and nutrition education on high risk residents • Supervise kitchen staff for standard operating procedures • Collaborate with the consulting dietitian to enforce facility policies and procedures • Implement training schedules and inservices for the interdisciplinary teams • Involved in quality improvement: TF and dialysis audits, weight report audits, dining observations

Apr 2004 - Present


American Cancer Society

Responsibilities included organizing Relay for Life team packets.

Oct 2007 - Present


Normal Township

Served meals according to standardized portion sizes, cleaned dishes, and socialized with the participants of

the senior citizen center.

Oct 2007 - Present


Home Sweet Home Ministries

While volunteering at this full service homeless shelter, responsibilities included caring for children, decorating

cookies for dinner, and serving dinner to residents and other various participants.

Apr 2010 - May 2011

Clinical Dietitian


·Represent dining services/manage kitchen staff

·Indirect supervision of CNA’s with responsibility for resident food service

·Perform assessments, maintain documentation, develop care plans

·Assess tubefeedings of high risk residents

·Regular completion and involvement with MDS 3.0

·Complete monthly significant weight reports

·Participate in nutrition education, inservices, high risk rounds, care conferences

·Participate in monthly quality improvement meetings

·Lead and implement new clinical systems

·Staff relief for Chef de Cuisine; ordering and inventory

Jan 2008 - May 2008

Back of House Catering Staff Member

Illinois State University Dining Services

• Prepared, cooked, plated, and delivered food for events on the ISU campus • Complied with all safety and sanitation standards according to HACCP

Jun 2007 - Aug 2007

Dietetic Intern/Camp Leader

Health World Outreach Program
• Designed, lead, and taught nutrition related activities to campers • Researched recipes and prepared nutritious snacks for campers • Programmed nutrition activities based on selected nutrition themes for children ages 6-12 • Assisted supervisor with coordination of recreational and learning activities for participants • Complied with safety standards
May 2007 - Aug 2007

Assistant Leader/Nutrition Intern

Health World Outreach Education
  • Designed, led, and taught  nutrition related activities to campers
  • Researched recipes and prepared nutritious snacks for campers
Dec 2002 - Dec 2006

Sales Floor Representative

Osco Drug Store
  • Conducted inventory control, stocked shelves, built displays, and completed various projects
  • Answered phone inquiries and assisted customers
Sep 2006 - Nov 2006

Volunteer Hostess

BroMenn Medical Center

Responsibilities included delivering and serving food trays to patients, answering patient ‘s questions

about menu and food choices, surveying patients about quality and efficiency of food service, assisting lunch-

time demonstrations in cafeteria, testing food trays for quality of food and service, and calling in room service

orders for patients in the hospital setting.

May 2002 - Sep 2002

Lifeguard/Swim Instructor

Barrington Park District

Responsibilities included leading and teaching swimming lessons five times a week to children ages

three to twelve with eight to ten children in each class, lifeguarding daily, maintaining pool area, following

safety standards, and participating in biweekly employee lifeguard/ CPR training and assessment meetings.

Dietetic Internship Experience

Retail Foodservice

Aramark                                                  Downer’s Grove, IL;                                                 10/08

  • Developed a promotional item for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Assisted with the coordination of a Thanksgiving catering event
  • Assisted with inventory and ordering, cold food preparation and service in the cafeteria
  • Performed nutritional analysis' of menu items

Community Nutrition

WIC Clinic                                                  Yorkville, IL;                                                         11/08

  • Counseled patients and families
  • Presented an educational session and food demonstration on snacks for toddlers
  • Created educational materials snacks for toddlers and a newsletter on parenting

Foodservice Management

Lutheran General Hospital                       Park Ridge, IL;                                                    1/09-2/09

  • Conducted inventory/ordering, meal rounds, test trays, employee inservice, safety audit, food temperatures, and worked in hot/cold production
  • Coordinated Mardi Gras themed event in cafeteria with authentic food dishes and dessert demonstration
  • Assisted with the conversion of the foodservice to roomservice style


NorthShore Skokie Hospital                   Skokie, IL;                                                           4/09-7/09

  • Assisted in the screening, assessment, education, and counseling of patients
  • Provided tubefeeding recommendations for critical care patients
  • Participated in patient care rounds, meal rounds, and chart audits
  • Conducted an employee inservice on carbohydrate counting
  • Created educational materials on “Summer Fruits and Vegetables” and “Stimulating Appetite”

Elderly Nutrition

Elderly Nutrition Program                      New Lenox, IL;                                                             8/09

  • Assisted with the coordination and preparation of two meals for the congregate meal program

Villa St. Benedict                                    Lisle, IL;                                                                    8/09

  • Developed, coordinated, and led nutrition related activities for the independent/assisted living residents
  • Created educational materials and curriculum on Hawaiian Luau foods, seafood preparation/cooking, and health benefits of seafood
  • Assisted with farmer's market/provided nutrition information on food items

Long-Term Care

Dupage Convalescent Center                  Wheaton, IL;                                                      9/09-10/09

  • Assisted with assessments of residents and patients and the development of care plans
  • Participated in care conferences and diet counseling
  • Completed MDS and RAPs, chart audits, staff relief, and an employee inservice on recipe compliance
  • Conducted a resident satisfaction survey and test trays


Healthy Table                                      Benedictine University, Lisle, IL                            10/09-11/09

  • Provided clients with health screenings, dietary assessments, nutrition counseling, nutrition presentations, and participation in health and nutrition fairs
  • Developed and wrote nutrition articles and curriculum
  • Edited website and conducted children’s book reviews
  • Counseled patients at Dupage Community Clinic; Wheaton, IL
  • Performed nutrition education for U of I Extension in Joliet School District 86
  • Assisted in a cooking class for the Living Well Cancer Resource Center; Geneva, IL

School Nutrition

West Chicago School District 33            West Chicago, IL                                                  9/08-5/09

  • Presented bi-weekly 30 minute nutrition lessons to 8th grade students


Elderly Nutrition

Long-term care

Healthy Cooking & Baking

Exercise- Running/Weight Lifting

Complementary and Alternative Nutrition



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