Leia De Sousa
- Jacksonville US-FL
- [email protected]
Leia is a dedicated, dynamic education professional and program development consultant with a passion for promoting health through nutrition and fitness. Her strengths include facilitating learning for students of a wide range of ages and cultural backgrounds and enhancing learning outcomes by connecting curricula to practical applications. She is fluent in English and French, and speaks beginner level Spanish.
After years as a classroom teacher, Leia seeks to bring her education expertise to the realm of health and wellness. Leia is currently pursuing nutrition studies in order to become a registered dietician. In addition, Leia is in the process of becoming a certified personal trainer.
In the long-term, Leia hopes to affect positive change by developing community health programs that focus on nutrition education and outreach. By empowering individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to make healthy choices, Leia intends to help prevent the development of diabetes, especially in children. Leia is particularly interested in developing interventions that target expectant mothers and members of low-income communities.
Leia sees the current climate of health care as the perfect opportunity to affect positive change. The benefits of balanced nutrition and an active lifestyle permeate all aspects of an individual's life. Leia's client-centered approach is informed by her experience as a teacher and teacher trainer. By focusing on the specific needs and environment of each individual, Leia ensures that the programs she develops are pertinent and manageable. When people have clear, they are more successful at meeting and sustaining their goals. Leia believes in education as a constant, evolving process, not only for her clients and students, but for herself as a professional and a leader. Leia is a member of both Florida and National chapters of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Partnership for Teaching Excellence Scholar
Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Florida Bright Futures Scholar
Academic Honors Scholar