Kaci Pleasants

Kaci Pleasants


Aug 2011 - Present

Dietetic Internship

Medical University of South Carolina
  • Selected as one of ten interns out of ~140 applicants.
  • Provided evidenced-based Medical Nutrition Therapy and education to acute care patients within a variety of clinical services including: cystic fibrosis, renal disease, digestive diseases, bariatrics and cancer utilizing the nutrition care process.
  • Functioned as an integral member of the clinical interdisciplinary team during multidisciplinary and nutrition support rounds within a Level I trauma/teaching hospital.
  • Provided staff relief coverage for inpatient heart and vascular disease, oncology, and digestive disease services.
  • Increased MUSC’s Wellness & You menu items’ awareness and sales through educational table tents, MUSC broadcast messages, and social media announcements.
  • Managed interns in launching the Charleston County School District’s Recipe Contest.
  • Pursuing additional training in employee wellness at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and in MNT within a private practice setting.
Jan 2009 - May 2011

Masters of Science

University of North Carolina Greensboro
Aug 2004 - Dec 2008

Bachelors of Science

North Carolina State University

Work History

Work History

Jun 2011 - Present


American Diabetes Association, Camp Carolina Trails
  • Educated diabetic children on meal planning and lifestyle management via various camp activities.
  • Assembled snack baskets and managed gluten-free meal tables.
Jul 2011 - Mar 2012

Call Center Attendee

  • Processed patient meal requests through Sodexo’s “At Your Request” program.
  • Managed dietary restrictions according to patient diet orders.
Sep 2010 - Aug 2011

Student Research Assistant

Wake Forest University School of Medicine
  • Participated in a professional team environment as part of the NEW Lifestyle study research staff.
  • Directed focus groups and trained participants for the “Photovoice as a Tool for Overweight Patients Facing Bias and Barriers” video.
  • Co-authored a brief nutrition paper.
  • Developed and edited nutrition education modules for medical students.
Jan 2009 - May 2011

Graduate Assistant

UNCG Department of Nutrition
  • Managed undergraduate students during food science labs.
  • Utilized creative and analytical skills to develop and grade food science labs as well as student assignments.
  • Conducted nutrition lectures to over 200 students in the Introduction to Nutrition course.

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2011-Present
  • Member of the Charleston Trident Dietetic Association, 2011-Present


I am a MUSC dietetic intern who will become RD eligible June 1st, 2012 seeking to obtain an entry-level clinical dietitian postition where I can optimize patient outcomes by utilizing and building upon my medical nutrition therapy and counseling skills.

Awards and Professional Achievements

  • CTDA Student Scholarship Recipient, 05/2012
  • Presented personal research poster at the 2012 South Carolina Dietetic Association annual meeting.
  • Awarded best in class by professor and peers for nutrition proposal plan, “Cook Your Way to a Healthy Life”, 04/2011
  • UNCG Nutrition Department’s Susan Ramsey Johnston Ferguson Scholarship Recipient, 04/2010
  • NCSU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Student Showcase Representative, 11/2008
  • University of North Carolina Wellness Center Catch a Star Award Recipient, 06/2008