Holly De Marco

Holly De Marco

Education

Education
Aug 2007 - Present

Bachelors Degree

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Work History

Work History

Peer Leader

Developmental Studies Department, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP)

Peer Observer                                                                                  September 2009 - Present

  • Conduct periodic observations of peer-led sessions.
  • Report constructive criticism to peer educators to enhance development of sessions.

Supplemental Instructor                                                                September 2008 - Present

CUSP Program: Professor's Assistant                                      Fall 2009

  • Shared knowledge of academics, advising, and study strategies with incoming Freshman.
Jun 2009 - Aug 2009

Banquet Server

Indiana Country Club
  • Served and cocktail guests
  • Set-up and tear down social events
  • Light bussing and food service
Oct 2007 - Dec 2007

Food Service Worker

Hub Rock II, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP)
  • Stocked and shelved supplies
  • Prepared and served food
  • Cleaned-up and closed food stations

Skills

Skills

Transfer of Knowledge

Accumulate knowledge quickly Retain new material well Apply coursework  Simplify concepts Explain ideas Provide education

Effective Communication

Active listening Use appropriate body language Speak clearly and concisely

Problem Solving and Critical Thinking

Analyze and understand complex metabolic pathways Interpret lab values Perform a Nutrition Assessment Complete SOAP and ADIME report Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Power point

Evaluation

Career Objective

To obtain and complete a community based dietetic internship, within the next two years, that requires a broad knowledge of food, nutrient composition, and the role of proper nutrition in the human body. To successfully complete the registration examination for dietitians and build a community based profession within the next five years.

Activities

Alpha Phi Omega, National Service Organization

Mu Chi Chapter, IUP 

  • Active Member                                                                                                        Fall 2008 - Present
  • President                                                                                      April 2010 - Present
  • Vice President of Fellowship                                                      April 2009 - 2010

Student Dietetic Association

Ackerman Hall, IUP

  • Active Member                                                                          Spring 2008 - Fall 2009

Biography

          Holly entered Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) in the fall of 2007 as a psychology major. After enrolling in her first nutrition course at IUP she spoke to her advisor about possible career paths.

          Holly's strong determination to succeed as a student dietitian is demonstrated by her dedication to coursework and volunteer opportunities. She has achieved her place on the Dean's List 6 of 6 semesters and a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.93. Holly has participated in over 100 hours of community service from fall of 2008 to the present.

          As an undergraduate, Holly participated in the Student Dietetic Association (SDA), Supplemental Instruction Program (S.I.), The College Undergraduate Success Program (CUSP), and Alpha Phi Omega, National Service Fraternity (APO). As an active member of the SDA for four semesters, she worked with her peers to increase her knowledge of food, nutrition, and community service. Student dietitians join together within SDA to develop long-lasting relationships. She has been a peer educator for three years, reviewing undergraduate coursework with students on campus. Alpha Phi Omega is a National Service Fraternity and is directly affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America and Camp Fire USA. Holly is currently the elected president 2010/2011 of the Mu Chi chapter of Alpha Phi Omega at IUP. As a professor's assistant during the CUSP program, fall 2009, Holly shared valuable knowledge with incoming students about academics, advising, and study strategies.

            All professional interactions require proper communication skills, and active participation in extracurricular activities has prepared Holly to take leadership roles and to communicate effectively with others. She looks forward to countless rewarding experiences throughout her career path following her graduation in May of 2011.

Summary

Student dietitian dedicated to coursework and volunteer opportunities. Demonstrates strong leadership and communication skills acquired through extensive participation in community service efforts and hands on nutrition experiences.

Coursework Experience

Student Dietitian Education                                                                 Ackerman Hall, IUPSpring 2010   

  • Teaching Experience 2
    • Provided Ben Franklin Elementary 3rd grade class with one hour lesson explaining proper portion sizes.
  • Teaching Experience 3
    • Provided Indiana WIC office workers with 45 minute lesson describing the dangers, prevention, and treatment of lead poisoning.

Nutrition Connections Service

Center of Health and Well-Being, IUP                                                                      Spring 2010

  • Conducted nutrition assessments of assigned clients.
  • Assisted clients with developing realistic nutritional goals. 
  • Discussed progress toward nutritional goals at three follow-up appointments.

Nutrition in Disease I

      Ackerman Hall, IUP                                                                                                                                          Fall 2009

Volunteer Experience

Volley Ball Tournament for Cystic Fibrosis                                                                                          

    Indiana, PA                                                                                                                                                           Fall 2010

  • Purchased and donated toy for admittance to the game.
  • Supported three teams competing from Alpha Phi Omega.

Kick Out Cancer 

    Indiana, PA                                                                                                                                                           Fall 2010

  • Supported Alpha Phi Omega, Mu Chi soccer team.

Non-alcoholic Mix Off

    Indiana, PA                                                                                                                                                      Spring 2010

  • Created non-alcoholic drink recipe and themed display.
  • Competed against student organizations across campus.
  • Promoted non-alcoholic activities for students.

Relay for Life

    Indiana, PA                                                                                                                                                      Spring 2010

  • Honored those who have battled cancer.
  • Remembered those lost to the disease.
  • Walked with Alpha Phi Omega, Mu Chi team to fight against cancer.

Boy Scout Merit Badge Day

    Indiana, PA                                                                                                                                                      Spring 2010

  • Created workshops dedicated to helping boy scouts fulfill merit badge requirements.
  • Registered member of Venture Crew 1959.

Indiana County Community Action Program (ICAAP)      

    Indiana, PA                                                                                                              Spring 2010

  • Participated in food drive for Community Nutrition. 
  • Participated in a scavenger hunt on campus for non-perishable foods.

Boy Scout Merit Badge Day (BSMBD)                                                     

    Keith Hall, IUP                                                                                                        Spring 2009

  • Created workshops dedicated to helping boy scouts fulfill merit badge requirements.
  • Registered member of Venture Crew 1959.

Recognition