Let me introduce myself as an IUP graduate currently gaining food service experience in a hospital setting. I am a highly driven individual with a passion for all aspects of diet and nutrition. My current goal revolves around applying to and becoming accepted into a dietetic internship program in order to become eligible to take the RD exam.

My overall goal statement is to "Improve the nutrition status and treatment of others in a community, outpatient or food service setting by becoming a leader in the dietetics profession."


Education

Education
Aug 2007 - May 2013

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition/Dietetics

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

GPA: 3.73

Honors:

Provost Scholar awarded Fall of 2009

Magna Cum Laude awarded May of 2013

Work History

Work History
Apr 2015 - Present

Food Service Assistant (Menu Concierge and Tray Passer)

St. Clair Hospital
  • Providing hospitable service to all patients while obtaining patient meal choices in accordance with diets orders
  • Assembling and delivering patient trays on assigned units
  • Performing cleaning and sanitizing functions
Apr 2014 - Apr 2015

Cashier

Kuhn’s Quality Foods
  • Greeting and responding to customers’ needs, questions and complaints
  • Performing transactions using WIC and regular checks, EBT cards, credit/debit cards and cash
Sep 2012 - May 2013

Student (Food Service) Worker

ARAMARK
  • Assisted in the preparation, catering and serving of meals to IUP students
  • Operated, cleaned and sanitized kitchen equipment and kitchen area 

Volunteer Work

Recipe Rainbow Intern                   

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

Fall 2014

I updated the interface for Recipe Rainbow to make it more user-friendly and nutrition conscious. To do this, I used ESHA Food Processor to create nutrition facts labels for the recipes that were published and then ranked those recipes using Excel according to the guidelines set forth by the Choosing Healthy Options Program (CHOP). My work also included marketing healthy eating through photographic and verbal depictions of the recipes, streamlining the list of ingredients that consumers have available for searches and classifying recipes into different meal categories. I  also helped to make blog posts based on recipe cards already created. My ultimate mission there was to assist the food bank staffs purpose of helping to make healthy eating easier and more appealing for the families who are served.

Necessary skills for this position include being familiar with Excel, Photoshop, WordPress, ESHA Food Processor and the Choosing Healthy Options Program (CHOP). 

Crisis Intervention Volunteer  

Alice Paul House                                                                                            

Spring 2013

Work included offering crisis intervention, emotional support, counseling, referrals and information to victims of domestic and sexual assault violence as well as other crimes by staffing the 24-hour hotline and assisted the needs of residents in the shelter. An 80-hour crisis intervention training was required for this position in the Fall of 2012.

Necessary skills for this position included focusing on the client, paraphrasing, summarizing, active listening, asking open-ended questions, obtaining important information from clients, maintaining client confidentiality and being able to respond to emergency situations.   

SNAP Application Assistant

Just Harvest                                                                              

Summer and Winter 2012

My volunteer work with Just Harvest's SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Outreach Project included following up with clients as they went through the Food Stamp application process to see if they need any additional help as well as assisting the office staff with clerical work related to food stamp application assistance.

Necessary skills for this position included basic computer skills, being aware of the SNAP program itself, updating and organizing educational materials for the program, organizing information about the clients, scanning and faxing documents, maintaining client confidentiality and assisting clients with any issues they have in their application.

Volunteer Notetaker 

Advising and Testing Center                                                           

Spring and Fall 2012

My volunteer worked involved taking detailed and easy to read notes in both General Microbiology (BIOL 241) and Biochemistry & Nutrition (CHEM 255) for students with disabilities.

Necessary skills for this position include possessing neat handwriting, having perfect attendance, and being able to evaluate, organize and summarize information effectively.

Certificates and Awards

Traveling Experience in China

Evaluations

Team Building Skills

Letters of Recommendation

Transcript Summary

Term                      Class                                                        Grade      Credits

Fall 2007              College Chemistry I                                     B             4       

Fall 2007              Careers in Food & Nutrition                     B             1

Fall 2007               Foods Lab                                                      B             1

Fall 2007               Writing                                                             A             4

Fall 2007               Intro to Higher Education                         A             1

Fall 2007               General Psychology                                     A             3

Spring 2008         History of Modern Era                                  A             3

Spring 2008         College Chemistry II                                     A             4

Spring 2008         Foods Lecture                                                A             3

Spring 2008         Principles of Sociology                               A             3

Fall 2008              Cell Biology                                                      A             3

Fall 2008               Intro to Philosophy                                      A             3

Fall 2008              Healthy People                                               A             3

Fall 2008             Contemporary Anthro                                   A             3

Fall 2008              Nutrition                                                            A             3

Spring 2009         Principles of Macroeconomics                 A             3

Spring 2009         Research Writing                                            A             3

Spring 2009         Life Cycle Nutrition                                        A             3

Spring 2009         Probability & Statistics                                 B             3

Spring 2009          Introduction to Dance                                  A             3

Fall 2009              Human Physiology & Anatomy                    A             4

Fall 2009               Human Food Consumption Patterns       A             3

Fall 2009               Human Resource Management                B             3

Fall 2009               Humanities Literature                                  A             3

Fall 2009               Principles Management                              A             3

Spring 2010          Intro to Nutrition                                           A             3

Spring 2010         Food Srv Organization Lecture                 A             3

Spring 2010         Food Srv Organization Lab                        B             3

Fall 2010              Food Protection & Safety                            C             3

Fall 2010               Nutrition in Disease I                                    C             3

Fall 2010               Methods of Teaching                                   A             3

Fall 2010               Poetry & Song                                                A             3

Spring 2011         Developmental Psychology                     A             3

Spring 2011         Experimental Foods                                    A             3

Spring 2011         Community Nutrition                                  A             3

Spring 2011         Adv Human Nutrition                                  B             4

Fall 2011               Human Anatomy                                          A             3

Fall 2011               Medical Nutrition Therapy I                     A             3

Fall 2011               Senior Seminar                                            A             1

Fall 2011              Nutrition Counseling                                  A             3

Fall 2011               Prof Topics Food & Nutrition                  A             3

Spring 2012         Medical Nutrition Therapy II                   A             3

Fall 2012               Biochemistry & Nutrition                          A             3

Spring 2013          General Microbiology                                B             3

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