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Work experience

Jun 2014Present

 Clinical Dietitian, Preceptor                                  

Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL
  • Provide Medical Nutrition Therapy to predominantly the Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Otolaryngology populations
  • Actively participate in multi-disciplinary discharge rounds and neurosurgery rounds
  • Strategize ways to improve diet orders and menu selections in bi-weekly AYR food service committee meetings
Sep 2013Jun 2014

Clinical Dietitian, Registry                       

Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL                                                                                          
  • Conducted nutrition assessments and provided Medical Nutrition Therapy to in-patients
  • Provided staff relief in the following populations: Pediatrics/Pediatric ICU, General Medicine, Oncology/BMT, Hepatology, Cardiology, Cardiovascular ICU, Medical ICU, Surgical ICU, Neuro ICU, Burn/Burn ICU
Apr 2013Sep 2013

Outpatient Clinical Dietitian, Preceptor                 

Heartland Health Outreach Health Clinic, Chicago, IL
  • Conducted nutrition assessments and developed appropriate nutrition care plans based on psychosocial needs
  • Led group nutrition education discussions on diabetes self-management at Diabetes Support Group
Aug 2012Sep 2013

 Community Dietitian, Preceptor           

Vital Bridges Center on Chronic Care of Heartland Health Outreach, Chicago, IL                                                   
  • Developed nutrition care plans for individuals with limited financial and housing resource
  • Provided individual and group diet educations on optimal nutrition, health, wellness, and weight management
Apr 2012Jun 2012

 Pediatric Dietitian Volunteer                                                                                                                                        

Nutrition Rehabilitation Home Project, Lalitpur, Nepal                                                                                        
  • Monitored patients’ daily dietary intake and encouraged optimal nutrient intake                                                
  • Evaluated patients’ daily weight change and assessed the adequacy of their individual nutrition care plans                
Mar 2012Apr 2012

Community Feeding Project Volunteer                                                                                                               

Volunteer for the Visayans, Tacloban City, Philippines                                                                                        
  • Launched 2 feeding projects for 60 children aged 2 to 5 years to reduce malnutrition
  • Lectured on nutrition, health, and sanitation to mothers in the rural communities                                
Aug 2008Mar 2011

 Undergraduate Research Volunteer                      

Auburn University “Freshmen 15” Study, Auburn, AL                                                                                      
  • Analyzed and recorded participants’ BMI, body fat percentages, and weight changes
Jan 2010Sep 2010

Undergraduate Sports Nutrition Volunteer

Auburn University Athletics Auburn, AL
  • Created recipe booklet and “Eat This, Not That” pamphlet for student athletes
  • Analyzed and recorded student athlete food journals to ensure adequate intake for optimal performance
May 2010Aug 2010

Weight Loss and Fitness Camp Counselor 

Wellspring Adventure Camp, Canton, NC 
  • Provided nutrition and health education to 160 campers aged 10 to 18 years
  • Developed nutrition care plans for continued weight loss and weight maintenance upon discharge from camp

Education

Aug 2013Present

Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition

Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Thesis: Assessing the Reliability of the AdultCarbQuiz

Jul 2011Jan 2012

Dietetic Internship

University of Houston, Houston, TX

Completed supervised practice at:

  • The Methodist Hospital Wellness Services, Houston, TX
  • The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX        
  • Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, TX
  • Memorial Hermann Hospital Diabetes Education Center, Katy, TX
Aug 2006May 2011

 Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics

Auburn University, Auburn, AL

Skills

Microsoft Office

Skilled in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Powerpoint, Microsoft Outlook

Epic

Very knowledgeable in Epic electronic medical record system

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References

Laura Ritland, MS, RDN, LDN

Julie Martin, RDN, LDN, CNSC

Rachael Dunn, RDN, LDN, CNSC