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Jun 2011Present

Master's of Science

University of Alabama
Aug 2007May 2011

Bachelor's of Science

University of Alabama
Jan 2011Apr 2011

Child Life Internship

The Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center

Put into action the theories and principles of child development and hospitalization's effects on child development to support patients and families during hospitalization through:

  • teaching coping techniques to reduce stress and anxiety
  • providing information regarding diagnoses and procedures
  • providing procedural support 
  • supporting typical development for patients through play
  • provide support for families and siblings of patients

Work experience

Jun 2010Dec 2010

Recruiting Office - Student Assistant

University of Alabama Football

Assist football coaches and football support staff with daily office activities

Assist with running football banquet and football prospect recruitment functions

Tour football prospects and their families across Alabama's campus

Mar 2009Dec 2010

Subsitute Teacher

University of Alabama's Children's Program

Act as an assistant teacher in the absence of the lead or assistant teacher

Guide and monitor children's actions and behaviors

Encourage play and help extend children's play


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Child Development

Childhood and Adolescent Nutrition

Childhood Obesity

Nutrition and the Pediatric Medical Population

Personal Goals

To become a Certified Child Life Specialist

To work toward a Master's degree in Food and Nutrition

To become a Registered Dieititian

To work with hospitalized children and their families to:

  • uncover their nutritional needs based on the child's diagnosis
  • support families as they modify diets based on the child's diagnosis
  • make eating healthy fun and easy despite any limitations
  • use nutrition to promote continual typical development

Organizations/ Activities

Current member of the Child Life Council

Accomplishments/ Awards

University of Alabama President Scholarship Award Winner ('07-'11)