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Michelle Abbey

  • San Diego, CA US
  • 8582042053


Dietetics student preparing for a Dietetic Internship in order to gain the knowledge and experience necessary to sit for the Commission on Dietetic Registration Examination for Dietitians. Looking to build experience by volunteering and working in nutrition related positions. Holds an interest in corporate wellness, functional, and sports dietetics. 

  Work History  

Aug 2016Present

Dietetic Directed Professional Study

LifeWellness Institute
  • Develops and presents seminar material for corporate wellness client.
  • Conducts wellness appointment nutritional interviews with individual clients.
Aug 2016Present

Dietetic Directed Professional Study

San Diego Food Bank
  • Provides nutrition education to partner agencies and at food distribution sites.
  • Creates educational tools for use in nutrition education.
Mar 2012Present

Compliance Analyst

CUSO Financial Services, L.P.
  • Spearheaded the development and initiation of company Social Media policy and completes social media surveillance for entire company, including over 600 Financial Representatives.
  • Develops strong relationships with over 50 credit union investment programs, acting as liaison between credit union marketing departments, the Compliance department, and the regulatory authority, FINRA. Solves daily compliance issues through effective communication and the exploration of flexible options.
Aug 2008Mar 2012

Compliance Officer/Operations Associate

Caris and Company
  • Assisted the Chief Compliance Officer in the FINRA audit, branch audits, annual compliance certification, and employee continuing education.
  • Acted as a liaison between clients, registered representatives, and the clearing firm.
  • Recorded Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable in Quickbooks and processed payroll through ADP.
Sep 2004Oct 2009

Group Fitness Instructor

Various locations
  • Coached a variety of different class formats, including BodyPump, BOSU, and Spinning.
  • Provided motivation to gym members to participate consistently in group exercise classes.
Aug 2006Aug 2008

Sales Assistant

Northwestern Mutual Investment Services
  • Assisted Investment Representative with all client paperwork for new accounts, Variable Annuities and Asset Management Accounts.
  • Managed Investment Representative's schedule.
  • Acted as liaison between clients, representative, and the Operations and Compliance departments. 


Jan 2014Present

The University of Alabama

May 2013May 2016

Mira Costa College

Aug 2010May 2012

Mesa College

Aug 1995May 1999

Louisiana State University

Volunteer Experience and Organizations

California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, San Diego District

Community Committee Member

  • Helping to organize and execute community events such as the library education project and Ronald McDonald House food service event.

SDSU Research Foundation Women, Infant & Children (WIC)


  • Records height and weight of participants upon intake.
  • Performs non-invasive hemoglobin testing on participants, using Pronto.

Balanced Lifestyle Committee, CUSO Financial Services, L.P.

Nutrition Representative

  • Researched and implemented a CSA delivery program to the office, in an effort to help promote healthy eating choices.
  • Organized a company wide contest, Salad Wars, which showcased an array of salads open to tasting for all home office employees.

Slow Food Urban San Diego

Education Committee Member

  • Organized and developed an educational fundraiser, raising $300 for Slow Food Urban San Diego.
  • Instructed and menu-planned a Grain Free cooking class for $25 at a local commercial kitchen.

San Diego Food Bank - Volunteer – box assembly

St. Vincent de Paul Village, San Diego - Volunteer – meal server

American Dietetic Association - Student Member

Athletic Achievements

Two Bear Half Marathon - September 2016 Whitefish, MT -13.1 miles on trail and road

Leadville Heavy Half Marathon - June 2016 Leadville, CO -15.5 mile trail marathon

San Diego Night of Champions - May 2016 San Diego, CA -NPC bodybuilding

Moab Trail Marathon - Nov 2014 Moab, UT -26.2 mile trail run

San Diego State Championships - Mar 2014 San Diego, CA -NPC bodybuilding

Mt. Whitney Summit - Aug 2013 Bishop, CA -22 mile 'day' hike, up to 14,505'

PCT 50 Mile Trail Run - Mt. Laguna, CA -50 mile trail run

Transrockies Run - Aug 2011 Buena Vista, CO -120 mile trail run through the Rockies in 6 days

Ironman St. George - May 2010 St. George, UT -2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run

Catalina EcoMarathon - Nov 2009 Catalina Island, CA -26.2 mile trail run

Rock n Roll Marathon - May 2009 San Diego, CA -26.2 miles

Rock n Roll Marathon - Jun 2008 San Diego, CA -26.2 miles

Extra Credit

Feed for Speed and Power: The New Guide to Evidence-Based Sports Nutrition - attendee, September 2016

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics FNCE 2015 - attendee, October 2015

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health – Introduction to the US Food System: Perspectives from Public Health - March 2013

-online class covering food production practices in the US and the impact of our food choices impacts our world.