Co-Curricular Involvement:AU Student Dietetic Association: Fundraising Chair
As a member of AUSDA, I attend meetings to plan events and hear presentations from professionals in the field. I help with events that SDA is a part of on campus, such as NIRSA, as well as those that engage the community in nutrition education, such as informational videos and teaching sessions for local school systems. As the Fundraising Chair, I plan and coordinate events to raise money for our organization as well as the local food bank.
AU Dietetic Student Mentor
As a student mentor, I assist incoming first-year dietetic students become acclimated to campus and college life as well as introduce them to the AU dietetic DPD. We meet to discuss how their transition is going and answer any questions they may have. It is also my duty to encourage them to become involved in the campus dietetic association, AUSDA, as well as the state and national associations.
Peer Tutor: Human Nutrition (DIET320)
As a peer tutor, I work various hours per week to help students understand and learn the content from the Human Nutrition course. Students may be dietetic majors, nursing majors, exercise science majors, or various others. Tutoring time periods are generally about an hour long per session, and all sessions are recorded for content discussed and improvement made.
Ashland Center for Nonviolence: Intern
Aug 2012-May 2013
As a student intern in the ACN, I gain experience in everything from communication skills to computer knowledge. I have many different roles including programming, communication to members, budgeting, organizing office resources, and setting up meetings. This opportunity has helped me to network and gain a great amount of professional experience.
AU Rec Services: Group X Fitness Instructor
As a group exercise instructor, I lead group fitness classes for students and community members. Classes include Yoga, Pilates, and total body toning classes. These classes increase participants' fitness levels as well as help relax and stretch. Communication and field knowledge are key components of the position.
Orientation Team: member
Mar 2012-Dec 2012
As an Orientation Team Leader, I attend the freshmen summer drive-in orientation days and assist them in becoming familiar with campus, lead them through the orientation process, and answer any questions about Ashland University and college in general that they may have. Throughout the fall semester, I co-teach a freshmen seminar class called Accent on Success. Here we teach the students valuable skills such as time management, health and wellness in college, and study skills.
Community Care GreenTeam: Co-Leader
Jan 2012-Dec 2012As a co-leader of the Green Team, I work with the other co-leader to plan and execute events that promote environmental awareness and promote green ideas. To do this, excellent communication with many campus organizations is essential, and careful organizational skills are imperative. Our big events occur in April during Greek Week, and some events include a Green Fashion Show, a recycled percussion concert, a community stream clean-up, and a recycled pet toy making event.