Laura Heineman is a senior at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). She is working toward a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition following a Dietetics Track. She is expected to graduate in May 2013. She is a motivated student and has been disciplined and driven to maintain a 3.63 cumulative GPA, while making the Dean's List five of six semesters since she has been at IUP.
Laura is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as well as a committee chair in the Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics (SAND) at IUP. Laura is currently employed at a YMCA where she promotes health and well-being to the community. She was also a nutritionist for a children's summer camp and a weight loss program, providing nutritional guidance and counseling for both adults and youth. Laura has also been employed at a center for health and rehabilitation where she worked as a dietetic aide, acquiring skills and knowledge in clinical nutrition that she later applied during coursework at IUP. Her gained knowledge and experience in community, clinical, and counseling environments outside of the classroom has driven her to continue her education in dietetics.
Upon graduation, Laura is hoping to continue her educational career and obtain a Master's degree in Dietetics and then complete her dietetic internship.