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Education

Aug 2011Present

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 2009May 2011

Masters of Science

University of North Carolina Greensboro
Aug 2004Dec 2008

Bachelors of Science

North Carolina State University

Work experience

Jun 2011Present

Nutritionist

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 2011Mar 2012

Call Center Attendee

Sodexo
  • Processed patient meal requests through Sodexo’s “At Your Request” program.
  • Managed dietary restrictions according to patient diet orders.
Sep 2010Aug 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 2009May 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.

Poster Presentation

Presentations

Articles

Professional Memberships

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

Summary

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