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Work experience

Aug 2011Present

Shift Manager/Sales Associate

Manna Grocery and Deli
  • Effectively communicate with customers about a wide array of products and supplements
  • Resolved customer conflicts using customer service and communication skills
  • Delegate tasks to fellow employees
  • Established and simplified new special order procedures
  • Trained staff on changes to special order protocol
Oct 2011Dec 2011

Food Service Internship

Sipsey Valley Middle/High School

  • Prepared meals for students in accordance with Alabama Health Department regulations
  • Forecasted meal counts to determine amount of food to prepare
  • Cleaned and sanitized food preparation equipment
  • Worked alongside Manager to analyze food cost and portion size for budgeting purposes
Aug 2011Oct 2011

Food Service Internship

Crestmont Elementary School

  • Oversaw lunch line and aided students in serving 
  • Prepared meals for students in accordance with Alabama Health Department regulations
  • Reorganized dry storage area and walk-in freezer to more efficient system
Feb 2006Aug 2011

Parts Supplier

Townsend Ford Inc

  • Distributed specific parts for various vehicles to local shops and businesses in a timely manner
  • Provided exceptional customer service to local and traveling patrons
  • Coordinated needs of employees in the body shop and received parts efficiently
  • Established more organized storage protocol for vehicle parts
  • Trained replacement upon my resignation
Apr 2004Jan 2006

Shift Manager/Cook

Guthrie's Chicken
  • Forecasted and ordered food and supplies three times per week
  • Inspected product upon arrival to ensure food safety and quality were maintained during shipping
  • Performed inventory and food cost analysis to monitor budget


T-Town Paws, August 2010-PresentSt. Mathias Church, April 2011-June 2011

  • Volunteered after April 27 tornado in Tuscaloosa
  • Coordinated efforts between other volunteers for debris removal 
  • Helped organize various donation centers


Community Outreach

Clinical Nutrition

Diabetes Management


I am a senior Food and Nutrition Sciences major at The University of Alabama.  I am currently an intern with the Nutrition and Physical Activity Division of the Alabama Department of Public Health as well as a full time Student holding a 3.6/4.0 GPA.  I would like to use my education to help individuals lead healthier, more productive lives through nutrition education, community outreach, and lifestyle modification.


Dean's List, The University of Alabama, December 2010-PresentRecipient E. Niege Todhunter Endowed Scholarship, August 2001Sigma Alpha Lambda National Honors Organization, Member, August 2011-Present Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society, Member, February 2010-Present Golden Key National Honor Society, Member, September 2010-Present


Apr 2011Present

Inventory and Purchasing in the ManageFirst Program

National Restaurant Association
Oct 2010Oct 2015


National Restaurant Association