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Work experience

Aug 2013Mar 2015

Dietetic Intern 

Rush University Medical Center

Clinical Nutrition 

  • Completed over 600 hours of inpatient nutrition counseling and individualized care utilizing the nutrition care process and consisting of two week rotations in general medicine, cardiology, gastrointestinal, neurology, renal, oncology, pediatrics, and the ICUs. 
  • Managed a diet technician, attended multi-disciplinary rounds, and cared for 12-18 patients per day during a 4 week rotation acting as the primary dietitian on a pediatric and general medicine floor. 
  • Completed over 200 hours in outpatient counseling with Pediatric, NICU follow-up, and Bone Marrow Transplant patients. 

Community Nutrition

  • Organized and completed a variety of community nutrition experiences including cooking demonstrations, educating toddlers, seniors, and low-income women on a variety of nutrition topics, and volunteering at overnight diabetes camp and health fairs. 

Food Service Management

  • Completed a 10 week experience in patient meal service and retail food service management locations. 

Oct 2013Feb 2015

Diet Office Clerk

Rush University Medical Center
  • Communicated with patients assuring individuals received what they desired for meals within their dietary restrictions. 
  • Developed proficient skills with CBOARD software with menu entry, patient preferences, allergies, etc. 
Sep 2010May 2013

Student Worker

Concordia College Dining Services
  • Worked in a variety of food preparation, food storage and retail settings.
  • Prepared fresh fruits and vegetables and salad recipes.
  • Packaged hot meals for meals on wheels.
  • Unloaded, dated and organized food items delivered according to FIFO.
  • Served customers working as a cashier, stocking shelves, and answering questions.  
Jun 2012Aug 2012

Weight Loss Camp Nutritionist

New Image Camps, Camp Pocono Trails
  • Taught nutrition lessons to campers several times per week on a variety of nutrition topics including the exchange system, making healthy decisions when eating out, reading food labels, etc. 
  • Taught cooking lessons several times per week demonstrating how to prepare healthy meals and snacks campers can make when they return home from camp. 
  • Aided in serving meals to campers helping them determine appropriate portion sizes and find meal substitutes. 


Sep 2013Jun 2015

Master of Science, Clinical Nutrition

Rush University Medical Center

Master's Thesis: Determining the Validity of the Adult Carb Quiz in Inpatients with Type 2 Diabetes at Rush University Medical Center

Aug 2009May 2013

Bachelor of Arts,  Food Nutrition and Dietetics, with honors

Concordia College Moorhead, MN


Motivational Interviewing

 Able to utilize motivational interviewing to engage clients in discussion with open-ended questions, affirmation, reflection,  and summary. 

Public Speaking 

Experience in multiple public speaking settings including research presentations, poster session presentations, seminar presentations, cooking demonstrations, and small topic presentations. 

EPIC Medical Record

Proficient at navigating and utilizing electronic medical record to provide patient care. 


Experience creating new menu items, looking up the nutrition content of menu items, entering snacks, preferences, allergies, and menu selections for patients. 


Spanish minor in undergrad with knowledge of culture and ability to understand and speak some spanish to better understand and communicate with patients with the help of an interpreter. 


Projects and presentations I have worked on and contributed to throughout my graduate career. Please feel free to look at what I have done for some examples of my work.