Since beginning my path to becoming a registered dietitian, I have been able to strengthen my research knowledge, leadership skills, public speaking abilities, and overall professional development. My studies and experiences have helped me become more diverse and confident as a soon to be registered dietitian. They have also made me aware that my passion and strength is in nutrition and helping others make healthy lifestyle changes. 


Work experience
Sep 2014 - Present

Dietetic Intern

Rush University Medical Center
  • Completed a comprehensive and rigorous dietetic internship which included 1,200 hours of supervised practice rotations- 10 weeks in food service management rotations, 31 weeks in outpatient and inpatient rotations, and 5 weeks in community rotations. 


    • Completed six weeks of staff relief in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and four weeks on a general medical floor.
      • Covered up to 20-beds in the NICU, participated in interdisciplinary daily rounds, and created the enteral and/or parenteral nutrition prescription for infants who needed an alternate route of nutrition.
      • Simultaneously covered up to 16-beds on a general medical floor.
    • Utilized the nutrition care processes and motivational interviewing both inpatient and outpatient in order to counsel patients of different ethnicities and disease states.
    • Obtained 200 hours of outpatient counseling experience in neonatology, obstetrics, and geriatrics. 


    • Developed and presented health promotion and nutrition presentations to populations across the lifespan: Headstart preschoolers, pre-teens, low-income women, Rush employees, and senior citizens.
    • Taught pre-teens about carbohydrate counting and assisted with blood-glucose testing at a weeklong over-night diabetes camp for roughly 140 campers.
    • Organized, developed, and demonstrated the preparation of a four-course meal for 50 Rush employees which met specific dietary guidelines. 

    Food Service

    • Supervised food service employees, conducted sanitation and quality control inspections, as well as assisted in improving Press Ganey scores.
    • Developed a salad recipe that met specific nutritional requirements to be sold in the Rush cafeteria.
May 2013 - May 2013

Medical Mission Volunteer in Haiti

Heart to Heart International 
  • Imparted my knowledge of nutrition to help better the health of the Haitians.
  • Worked in various clinics and pharmacies throughout the country of Haiti performing patient consultation and care.
May 2012 - Sep 2012

Dietary Aide

Casa de Oro Care and Rehabilitation
  • Assisted the Registered Dietitian one day per week with assessing the resident’s food intake, interviewing residents, and keeping track of weight loss or gain.
  • Worked in the kitchen on the tray-line, busing tables, washing dishes, and preparing meals for service.
  • Assisted in preparation of meals according to diet: regular, diabetic, cardiac, and dysphasia.


Aug 2014 - Jun 2016

Master's of Science 

Rush University Medical Center; Chicago, IL 
  • Combined Master's program and dietetic internship
Aug 2011 - May 2014

Bachelor's of Science in Dietetics

Point Loma Nazarene University; San Diego, CA 
  • GPA: 3.9; Summa Cum Laude 
  • Provost’s Academic Transfer Scholarship
  • Dean Scholarship
  • Nominated for the California Dietetic Association’s Outstanding Dietetic Student of the Year-2013
  • Nominated for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Student Advisory Committee

Community Experience


Food Service