Kara Dagley

  • Wooster, OH
Kara Dagley

Dietetics Student & Group Exercise Instructor

Work History

Work History
May 2014 - Present

Student Worker

Development & Advancement Services at Ashland University

As a student worker for Advancement Services I work 6-10 hours a week completing data updates to Ashland University's Database. Over the summer of 2014 I worked 40 hours per week, completing projects for the Office of Development. These projects include finding missing people on Ashland's Database, or going through old transcripts to find past students who have not been added to the database.  

May 2014 - Present

Group X Instructor for Yoga and Cycling Classes

Ashland University Recreation Center

As a Group X Instructor at AU I teach 1-3 fitness classes per week, in addition to completing my undergraduate degree and working for Development & Advancement Services. I teach several types of classes including Yogalates, Cycle & Strength, and Barre, a ballet and dance inspired class. Through Group X I have found a way to express my passion for helping people lead healthy lifestyles by exercising regularly.


Jan 2014 - Present


Ashland University

I am currently an undergraduate student completing a didactic program of Dietetics at Ashland University. Ashland's Dietetics program focuses on a strong core knowledge of nutrition, including a heavy curriculum in the sciences. At Ashland University I am actively engaged on campus and participant in many extracurricular activities. These activities include Women's Club Rugby, volunteer work for St. Jude, and  Ashland University Student Dietetics Association, for which I am the Service Committee Chair.

Aug 2012 - Dec 2013


The Ohio State University

I attended The Ohio State University for 3 semesters, seeking a Biology degree, before transferring to Ashland University. At the end of my studies at OSU my cumulative GPA was 3.5. I was also an athlete for The Ohio State Crew Club in the Spring of 2013.

My Experienes in Dietetics





Leading is something that comes naturally to me, and I try my best to use my leadership skills in order to help people reach their full potential. The best example of this in my daily life is through sports and exercise. As a group fitness instructor I must constantly be encouraging my participants to continue on and push harder. Also, as a member of the Women’s Rugby team at Ashland I try to push my team to the next level during every game.


I speak fluent French and communicate regularly with native French speakers. I was very lucky and had the chance to participate in a 10 month long  exchange program to Belgium following my graduation from High School. In Belgium I had 2 host families, attended school regularly, and quickly learned to speak the French language.  


Oct 2014 - Present

FNCE 2014

Atlanta, Georgia
I attended the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo 2014 in Atlanta. This experience allowed me to dive into the Dietetics world and speak to many schools concerning continuing my education.
Mar 2014 - Mar 2014

Volunteer at The Ohio State University Extension of Wayne County

March 2014
As a Volunteer at OSU extension I worked closely with Darcy Becker, a Registered Dietician working in the field of Community Nutrition. During my week long internship I sat in on middle school nutrition classes, continuing education classes and helped create activities for children's after school and summer programs.



Dr. Debra Fast, Internal Medicine Specialist at Comprehensive Internal Medicine of Wooster

Dr. Debra Fast graduated from Ohio University college of Osteopathic Medicine at the top of her class. Dr. Fast is also board certified in Internal Medicine. Debra is passionate about fitness. She enjoys sharing her expertise with her patients to help them achieve overall wellness through nutrition and exercise.

Matt Gullatta, Director of Development at Ashland University

"Maintaining and ensuring data integrity for over 700,000 records through the creation of reports, statistics, and metrics in the University Information System" https://www.linkedin.com/pub/matt-gullatta/4/a89/62