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Sep 2014Jun 2016

Master's of Science in Clinical Nutirition

Rush University, Chicago, IL 
  • Expected graduation: June 2016 
  • Expected RDN, LDN
  • Thesis
    • Determining the reliability and validity of the Child Nutrition and Physical Activity screening tool
Aug 2010May 2014

Bachelors of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences- Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics

Illinois State University, Normal, IL
  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Honors Program Scholar with Distinction
  • Departmental Honors Scholar 
Jan 2013Jun 2013

Study Abroad Semester

University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom

Work experience

Mar 2015Mar 2016

Menu Analyst

City of Chicago Golden Diners, Chicago, IL
  • Analyzes menus for the senior center Golden Diners of Chicago for nutritional adequacy and compliance to city guidelines
Sep 2014Mar 2016

Dietetic Intern

Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Clinical Nutrition

  • Completed 31 weeks providing inpatient care using the nutrition care process including experience in pediatrics, oncology, cardiovascular, GI surgery, transplant, general medicine, neonatal ICU, pediatric ICU, neuro ICU, medical ICU, and surgical ICU
  • Obtained 200 hours of outpatient counseling experience in neonatology, pediatric, and bariatric clinics
  • Provided care to 10-15 patients daily during 4-week staff relief on general pediatrics and hematology units. Participated in daily interdisciplinary rounds and coordinated discharge planning needs with the team


  • Completed 5 weeks in various community rotations
  • Attended 1 week day camp for children with type I diabetes. Provided nutrition education and guidance to the campers
  • Traveled to Belize with an interdisciplinary team from Rush University Medical Center to provide medical care to citizens  of Belize City, Belize


  • Completed 10 weeks in patient care and retail kitchens


  • Conducted research in infant feeding protocol implementation outcomes in the pediatric intensive care unit at Rush University Medical Center and measured pre- post-protocol implementation data 
May 2014Aug 2014

Culinary Instructor/Camp Counselor

Wellspring Wisconsin Children's Weight Loss Camp, Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • Educated overweight children on healthy eating styles
  • Encouraged and inspired overweight children to lead an active and healthy life
Sep 2014May 2014

Content Tutor

Julia Visor Academic Center and Athletic Study Center, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
  • Utilized the Socratic method to educate students in Nutrition in the Lifespan and Anatomy and Physiology courses
May 2012Aug 2013

Dietary Intern

Emeritus Senior Living, Orland Park, IL
  • Applied problem-solving skills to assist residents with meal and diet choices
  • Prepared various meal plates and assisted with kitchen production and serving

International Volunteer Experience

Rush University Belize Immersion Experience (RUBIE), Belize City, Belize

  • Collaborated with an interdisciplinary healthcare team from Rush University Medical Center to prepare various health fairs to educate and help the citizens of Belize in December 2015


Professional Presentations


Community Experience

Selected examples of various handouts and presentations

Clinical Experience