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“Developing an RD Toolbox” by Patty Fahlstrom, MS RD LD, Monte Nido Eugene, Oregon  -- 3/13/2014 “Food & Feelings” by Joann ZumBrunnen, MSW LCSW and Patty Fahlstrom, MS RD LD, Monte Nido Eugene, Oregon -- 4/10/2014 “Family Hunger: Helping the Family to Heal Their Relationships with Each Other, Self, and Food” by Anna Kowalski, MFT, Monte Nido & Affiliates -- 4/11/2014 “Finding the Hidden ED: Diagnosing and Managing Eating Disorders in a Primary Care Setting” by Pilar Bradshaw, MD FAAP, Eugene Pediatrics, Oregon --  4/11/2014


I am a dietetics student, working toward the goal of becoming a Registered Dietitian. I hold a bachelor's degree in chemistry, and will complete my bachelor's degree in food and nutrition summer of 2014. In addition to being a full-time student, I stay home full-time with our 3 children, who are 3, 4, and 6 years old. Motherhood cultivated my enthusiasm for the field of dietetics. After becoming a mother, I felt compelled to educate myself on childhood nutrition as best I could; my journey exposed me to the broken relationships so many individuals are experiencing with food. I am passionate about helping individuals and families repair their attitudes and behaviors toward food, and providing them with the necessary tools to make healthier dietary choices. Pediatric nutrition and eating disorder support are the two areas in which I plan to focus my career. I am a reading addict and an avid half-marathoner. I also like to pretend I can garden. 

Work experience

Mar 2007Present

Household Manager, Private Childcare Provider

Stay-at-home Mom

-  Primary caregiver for three children born in 2008, 2009, and 2010.

-  Part-time caregiver for 4 additional children, ages 2-4 years.

-  Generate healthy, creative meal plans to meet the nutritional needs of several individuals at varying life stages.

-  Orchestrate field trips, activities, and early education lessons that address the needs of a wide range of ages and developmental abilities.

Oct 2007Jun 2010

Special Programs Instructional Assistant

Salem Keizer School District

-  Developed, implemented, and evaluated developmentally appropriate science and health curriculum for classroom.

-  Performed guided reading instruction in small group and one-on-one settings, to determine and improve reading fluency and comprehension.

-  Ensured safety of and appropriate accommodations for student with cerebral palsy during physical education and recess.

-  Supervised students with cerebral palsy and autism during lunch, providing feeding assistance when necessary.  

-  Provided classroom support during class instruction.

Jun 2006Mar 2007

Physical Testing Coordinator

Akzo Nobel Coatings

-  Tested substrate and coatings integrity for industrial coatings.

-  Acquired testing results using highly specialized equipment, including GCMS and FTIR Spectrometer.

-  Generated clear, concise reports based upon experimental findings for chemists, sales persons, and customers.

-  Created new, and refined existing, methods for product-specific laboratory tests. 


Inorganic Chemist, Intern

US Department of Energy

-  Analyzed chemical composition of classified materials.

-  Generated reports of classified laboratory findings.

-  Performed routine analytical procedures including Infrared Spectrometry, GCMS, volumetric titration, inorganics separation and chemical composition analysis.

Portfolio of Select Work Samples



Aug 2012Present

Food and Nutrition

University of Alabama by distance
Sep 2004Jun 2006

BS in Chemistry

Western Oregon University


Feb 2014Aug 2014

Cooking Class Assistant

Salem Health's CHEC Wellness Kitchen
Mar 2012Aug 2014

Group Leader

Gallagher Fitness Resources' Women's Beginning Walk/Run Clinic