I am a registered dietitian and a certified health coach, committed to improving the quality of life of others by sharing my nutrition expertise and knowledge. Many people have an idea of what to do in order to be healthy but need help achieving those goals. I will help empower clients to achieve personal balance and wellness for a lifetime with knowledge, motivation and practical tools.
I graduated Saint Joseph College (currently known as Saint Joseph University) in 2005. I chose an academic path that encompassed two of my greatest passions: people and nutrition. I completed a Bachelor's degree in Nutrition and Dietetics as well as a minor in Biology. Upon completion of my undergraduate degree I completed additional training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2013. I combine traditional and integrative nutrition practices with behavior modification techniques to help clients become aware of the psychology aspects of their relationship with food while improving health outcomes.
My professional experience in the field of nutrition held a variety of positions in healthcare and public health. Most recently I worked as a Nutrition Manager overseeing several federal funded nutrition programs including the Elderly Nutrition Program for the Midstate area (Meals on Wheel and Congregate Meals at Senior Centers), CACFP Daycare Homes (Nutrition Program for Licensed Daycare Home Providers) and the Summer Lunch Program (Feeding low income children during the summer months when it's hard for families to provide nutritional meals because they rely on school lunches to fill the gap). Within these programs I provided a variety of nutritional services including nutrition counseling, education, developing nutrition education materials and presenting nutrition topics to affiliated organizations.
My area of expertise includes adult weight management, diabetes prevention and management, food allergies and sensitivities, heart disease prevention, and gastrointestinal issues. I am also interested in holistic healing and became a Certified Reiki Healer to assist in stress reduction and relaxation.
I, not only guide my clients to healthy and balanced living, I embody it. Outside of work, I spend my free time traveling, hiking, exploring different cuisines, cooking, gardening and spending time with family and friends. I am a very passionate, energetic, and motivated professional dedicated to helping others live and thrive through wellness.
I am a Functional Nutritionist with a Masters in Public Health and a passion for building positive and sustainable relationships with food. I emphasize meeting the client where they are at in order to achieve long term health goals. I believe small changes can often lead to big results and recognize the importance of examining setbacks and barriers and making adjustments. .
I graduated from the University of Saint Joseph in 2019 with my Bachelors in Nutrition and in 2022 my Masters in Public Health (and a concentration in Sports Nutrition). I finished my dietetic internship this past May and am currently preparing for my Registered Dietitian Examination. I explore food habits and behaviors which allows me to develop a tailored nutrition program that targets obstacles and repeat patterns in order to create and achieve a healthier lifestyle.
My professional experience in the field of nutrition includes working at Connecticut Childrens Medical Center in Hartford, CT as a diet technician and formula technician. In this role I educated patients and families on special diets including those newly diagnosed with Diabetes, Eating Disorders and new mothers on formula and breastfeeding. My internship included 1200+ supervised hours in a variety of nutrition settings including a long-term care setting, acute care, dialysis center and division 1 college athletes. .
My area of expertise includes adolescents, eating disorders, pre and postnatal nutrition and sports nutrition. Having struggled as an adolescent with my own unrealistic understanding of what health looks like. My journey has included finding balance through healthier choices and understanding the impact food has on not only physical health but mental health. Outside of work, you will find me in the gym, hiking and enjoying the outdoors with my golden retrievers.