Rachel Knepp

Rachel Knepp

Education

Education
Aug 2007 - May 2008

Bachelor of Science

University of Pittsburgh- Johnstown

Work History

Work History
Aug 2010 - Jan 2011

Volunteer

WIC- Women, Infant and Children
  • Created nutrition bulletin boards
  • Assembled nutrition-education pamphlets
  • Performed clerical work
Jul 2010 - Aug 2010

Clinical Nutrition - Student Intern

Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
  • Screened patients
  • Performed nutrition assessments
  • Documented using electronic medical records
  • Developed and monitored care plans
Aug 2008 - Aug 2010

Caterer

Premeir Caterers
  • Manage events for 100+ people
  • Prepare daily meals for 200+ customers
  • Calculate quantities for food orders
  • Cater special events at State Capitol building

Volunteer Experience

Student Tutor                                                    Indiana, PA   Fall 2008 - Spring 2010

Service-Learning "Kids Read" Program

  • Prepared and taught literacy lesson plans
  • Tutored and mentored individual students
  • Conducted learning activities for elementary-school children weekly

Exhibitor                                                            Harrisburg, PA                                              January 2008 - 2011

Pennsylvania 4-H Farm Show

  • Prepared education posters
  • Entered food projects for competition
  • Received several first place ribbons

Relay for Life Mission Chairperson              Indiana, PA                                                    Fall 2009 - present

American Cancer Society

  • Plan and execute events with committee chairs
  • Organize and manage 24-hour concession stand
  • Develop university-wide fundraisers for event

Volunteer                                                            Harrisburg, PA                                              Summer 2007 - present

Central Pennsylvania Food Bank

  • Serve local and national food-bank programs
  • Prepare federal commodity supplement food program boxes
  • Distribute food packages to those in need

Creative Expressions Club Leader              Cumberland County, PA                              Fall 2009 - present

Pennsylvania 4-H Cooperative Extension

  • Judge of food exhibits at the Newville Agriculture Expo
  • Demonstrate food safety practices at annual Farm Safety Day event
  • Advise members on projects

Service Worker                                                 Galveston, TX                                                Spring 2010

IUP Center for Civic Engagement

  • Participated in “One Mission Galveston” Alternative Spring Break Program
  • Assisted families affected by Hurricane Ike
  • Worked to reconstruct and clean homes

Biography

Rachel Knepp grew up in the small town of Mechanicsburg, located in Pennsylvania.  She developed a strong passion for food and nutrition as a young lady. To pursue her passion after high school, she went on to the Indiana University of Pennsylvania College located in Western Pennsylvania to study Nutrition with a concentration in Dietetics. Anticipating her bachelors of science degree, Rachel hopes to complete an American Dietetic Association internship and pass her RD exam.

Honors

  •  Four-time recipient of the American Business Women’s Association Scholarship
  •  Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society
  •  Sigma Alpha Lambda National Leadership and Honors Organization

Purpose and Work Philosophy

The purpose of my resume is to obtain an accredited dietetic internship.

"I believe in professionalism, hard work, and the ability to have an open mind"

Two and Five Year Professional Goals

Two Year Goals:

1. Obtain the Registered Dietitian (RD) certification

2. Complete a Masters degree

3. Obtain a professional position as an RD

4. Develop a strong network amongst professionals 

5. Become more involved in the American Dietetic Association

Five Year Goals:

1. Hold a position with the American Dietetic Association (ADA)

2. Team member on a policy project, as a registered dietitian.

3. Teach and lead beginning registered dietitians

4. Pursue masters degree at University, while continuing my career as an RD.

Leadership Activities

 IUP Student Dietetic Association (SDA)                                                            

President                                                Indiana, PA Fall 2010 - Spring 2011

  • Plan and conduct meetings for 50+ members
  • Appoint and supervise the six committees of the SDA
  • Represent SDA at university-wide collegiate activities   

Community Chairperson                      Indiana, PA Fall 2008 - Spring 2010

  • Coordinated and participated in community activities
  • Implemented new community programs
  • Promoted nutrition awareness in the Indiana community

Certifications

Certifications
Jun 2008 - Jun 2013

ServSafe

National Restaurant Association
Aug 2010 - Aug 2012

First Aid

American Heart Association
Aug 2010 - Aug 2012

CPR (Adult, Child and Infant) and AED

American Heart Association
Mar 2010 - Mar 2011

Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance

Department of Public Welfare