Summary

Since starting my course in dietetics, I have developed many qualities to enhance my leadership and professional potential. In addition to my graduate coursework and dietetic internship at Rush University Medical Center, I have been actively giving back to the community through various community service activities during my time at Rush. I have become engaged with the College of Health Sciences Student Government as our Clinical Nutrition program representative and co-founded a new student organization at Rush University, Students for Interprofessional Health Care, to engage with other health care professionals while sharing the importance of nutrition in health care. In the long term, I would like to pursue a career working in oncology and pediatrics as a clinical dietitian while being actively engaged in research, and eventually pursue a doctoral degree. 

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Education

Education
Sep 2013 - Present

Master of Science, Clinical Nutrition

Rush University

Thesis: “The Validity of a Dietary Inflammatory Index in Predicting Serum Inflammatory Markers C-Reactive Protein, Interleukin-6, and Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha in Two Separate Patient Populations.”

Sep 2009 - May 2013

Bachelor of Science, Dietetics, Cum Ladue

Michigan State University

Specialization in Health Promotion

Study Abroad Program: Social Science in Rome, Rome, Italy Summer 2011

Work History

Work History
Sep 2013 - Present

Dietetic Intern

Rush University Medical Center
  • Managed an average of 16 patients daily on the adult oncology and neuro-surgical intensive care units as the primary dietitian during a 4-week staff relief rotation, collaborating with a multi-disciplinary team during daily rounds to provide excellent patient care utilizing the nutrition care process, electronic medical records, and supervising the diet technician.
  • Completed 750 clinical hours in an academic medical center comprised of 664 patient beds specializing in the oncology, pediatrics, geriatrics, gastroenterology, diabetes, renal, neuro-surgery, general medicine, cardiovascular, neonatal intensive care, and criticalcareunits.
  • Utilized individualized nutrition counseling for diverse patient populations including bone marrow transplant patients, pediatric and adult celiac and food-sensitivity patients, and obese children during weekly outpatient clinics.
  • Educated persons in the Chigaoland area on the role of nutrition in health and disease utilizing health promotion presentations and handouts at community health events including health fairs, senior centers, Head Start, Facing Forward, and Simpson Academy.
  • Developed and presented a 5-course cooking demonstration to over 30 Rush Employees and presented an additional cooking demo which highlighted cancer-fighting recipes for 50 cancer survivors at Rush's Cancer Survivor's Day 2014.
  • Completed a 10-week foodservice management rotation highlighting patient meal service and menu development in a
Aug 2011 - Jul 2013

Dietary Aide

Medical Care Facility and Rehabilitation Services of Ingham County
  • Provided recommendations to improve meal service based on results of residents’ food acceptance.
  • Prepared 40-50 meals daily in adherence to specific dietary needs of the resident in a 236 patient bed facility.
Sep 2012 - May 2013

Case Manager, (S)Partners for Heart Health Research Project

Michigan State University 
  • Educated5 grade students on nutrition and physical activity to promote ways to decrease risk of cardiovascular disease.
  • Recorded data entry of cholesterol levels, blood pressure and anthropometric values of study participants.
Jan 2012 - May 2013

Department Aide

Michigan State University 
  • Assisted professors in teaching the courses of Nutrition and Human Development and Basic Skills in Dietetic Practice.
  • Instructed recitations, advised students, and evaluated course competency to improve materials for future reference.
Jan 2009 - Jan 2010

Food Preparation Worker

Michigan State University
  • Supervised food preparation while practicing food safety skills and ensuring available healthy meals to college students.

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