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A well-organized, motivated registered dietitian nutritionist with a Master of Science degree in clinical nutrition. Experienced in medical nutrition therapy implementing and patient-centered nutritional treatment planning. Skilled in patient’s nutritional risk assessment and patient-oriented nutritional education. Possessed of high-level abilities on research and data processing. Having solid communication and problem solving skills.

Pursuing a doctoral degree in nutrition as a long-term goal.



English and Chinese Mandarin

Bilingual in English and Chinese Mandarin

SPSS Data Processing Software
Processing data using SPSS  for epidemiology NHANES project and Master's thesis
EPIC Medical Record System
Proficient in using electronic health record soft
Motivational Interview

Performing Motivational Interview techniques during patient counseling to facilitate positive behavior changes

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Health Informatics (ANDHII)

Entry-level of using ANDHILL

Work History

Aug 2013Jun 2015

Dietetic Intern

Rush University Medical Center

Currently completing a two-year combined dietetic internship and Master's degree at Rush University Medical Center, please see the portfolio attached on this page for examples of my work.


  • Conducting a retrospective observational study to investigate the effect of liquid protein on linear and head circumference growth in premature neonates receiving fortified human milk (Master's thesis).
  • Used data from National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) to investigate the differences in weight status and self-perception of weight in breakfast consumers and breakfast skippers.
  • Seminar Presentation: “Nutrition Epidemiology in China: An Overview to Nutrition Problems in Chinese Population and How to Approach Them"                                                                                
  • Research externship: 1 week research coordinator shadowing experience at the department of Gastroenterology at RUMC. Job responsibilities include:
    • Subject recruitment: phone screening & scheduling, screening sheet management
    • Study protocol: protocol trouble-shooting and visit preparation
    • Sample processing: blood centrifuge, blood and urine sample aliquot and freezer work
    • Data management: data entry and excel spreadsheet management
    • Regulatory binder management

Clinical Nutrition

  • Obtained over 600 hours experience in inpatient care experience: Applied evidence-based medical nutrition therapies on diverse patients. Collaborated with interdisciplinary medical team to provide patient-oriented care. Worked on several rotations, including cardiology, oncology, geriatrics, gastroenterology, pediatrics, renal, neurology and intensive care unit. 
  • Four-week clinical staff relief in Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) and General Medicine, provided nutrition care/intervention on an average of 12-15 patients every day.
  • Provided outpatient nutrition counseling using motivational interview skill. Clinics include Bariatric Surgery clinic, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) follow-up clinic and Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) clinic.

Community Nutrition

  • Provided nutrition cooking demonstration and nutrition classes to a diverse population. 

Food Service Management

  • Ten-week rotation in foodservice management, assisted culinarians, managers and dietitian for patient meal and hospital cafeteria services. 

National Nutrition Months Management Project (September, 2014-June, 2015)

  • Developing and organizing monthly nutrition booth in the cafeteria as a team leader. Nutrition education themes including cancer prevention, Italian culture, diabetes, Chinese culture, weight management, heart healthy, National Nutrition Months and National Registered Dietitian Day, Indian culture, Mexican culture, bone health.

Sep 2012Aug 2013

Undergraduate Research Assistant 

 Dr. Eve Brank’s Psychology/Law Lab  

Undergraduate research assistant assisting with a variety of Psychology research projects 

Jan 2011Jan 2012

Undergraduate Instructor's Assistant

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Served as an undergraduate instructor's assistant for Communication 109: (Interpersonal Communication) in both Spring semesters 2011 and 2012.

  • Organize and plan group discussion for each class
  • Grade student's public speaking performance and speech outlines


Aug 2013Jun 2015

Master's of Science

Rush University Medical Center

Expected Graduation: June 2015

Thesis: "Linear and Head Circumference Growth in Premature Neonates Receiving Fortified Human Milk with Supplemental Protein"

Aug 2009Jul 2013

Bachelor's of Science

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Graduated with Distinction


Developed a variety of skills including public speaking, activity planning and leadership ability via these community experiences. Please move cursor to view description and click to view full size documents. 

Food service Management

The picture shows the Roasted Fennel Salad I developed and marketed for a salad-developing project during foodservice management rotation. As a group of three, we worked on creating our own salad recipe individually, then marketed these three salads together as a team.

National Nutrition Months Management Project

Work as a management team of three, the other two colleagues and I are in responsibility of the  National Nutrition Months project. The objective of the National Nutrition Months 2014-2015 management project is to educate staffs, patients and visitors at Rush University Medical Center on a variety of nutrition topics with monthly educational booth, activity and healthy recipe tasting at Rush Cafeteria.

For each month, we coordinate first year internship students, cafeteria supervisors and staffs to conduct a nutrition booth with educational activity. We also administer taste tasting for modified recipes that tailors the monthly nutrition theme.

 Thesis Presentation

The objective of my thesis is to examine the effect of adding the new liquid protein product to fortified human milk on linear and head circumference growth in preterm infants. This is a retrospective, observational study using matched historical controls. We compared growth parameters between the treatment group that received additional liquid protein to fortified HM, and the historical control group that was fed with fortified HM only.

other Research/Presentations