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Work experience

Nov 2008Present

Research Assistant

General Clinical Research Center, University Hospital
  • Accurately weighed, prepared and packaged meals for the study participants
  • Maintained sanitation and storage guidelines to insure each participant's meals were in proper condition
Nov 2007Jan 2009


  • Crafted quality beverages to the customer's preference to guarantee customer satsifaction
  • Contributed to the profitability and image of the store and company name
Jan 2008May 2008


  • Provided fast, friendly and efficient service by suggestively selling menu items, taking orders and insuring that each guest received quality service throughout the meal
  • Actively assisted co-workers and worked as a team to provide quality service
  • Completed an analysis of the menu items for nutritional values and compiled the information into a brochure to provide to customers


Aug 2008Jun 2009

Dietetic Internship

Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis

A comprehensive program at various sites throughout the Indianapolis area which included 13 weeks in clinical nutrition, 12 weeks in food systems management, and 7 weeks in community rotations.

Aug 2004May 2008



Sara Blackburn, D.Sc, RD

Dr. Blackburn was a co-director of the dietetic internship at IUPUI.

Robert Cullen, PhD

Dr. Cullen is a professor in the Family and Consumer Sciences Department at Illinois State University. 

Maria Browning, RD, CNSD

Maria Browning was my preceptor during my specialized 4 week rotation at the end of the internship.

Jacquelynn O'Palka, PhD, RD

Dr. O'Palka is the director of the dietetic internship at IUPUI.