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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. 


Sep 2014Present

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 2013May 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 2012Sep 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 2014Jun 2016

Master's of Science 

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

During my time at Rush, I have had the wonderful opportunity to teach and talk about nutrition to a wide variety of populations all the way from preschoolers to senior citizens! Below I have some links to my community experiences. 


Throughout my time at Rush I have had the amazing opportunity to conduct research. My research has primarily been in pediatrics- which is the area in which I would love to practice in one day as  a Registered Dietitian!

Food Service

During my dietetic internship at Rush, I completed 10 weeks in food service. During this time I supervised food service employees, conducted sanitation and quality control inspections, as well as assisted in improving Press Ganey scores. I also developed a salad recipe which can be found below.