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I began my nutrition career at Michigan State University (Go Green!) where I obtained my BS in Dietetics. I completed my dietetic internship through West Virginia University Hospital in Morgantown, WV. From there, I moved to Chicago where I worked as the Registered Dietitian until moving back to Michigan in 2013.
I have had a variety of experiences in my professional career including working in outpatient, inpatient, and home infusion settings. I also obtained my CNSC certification in 2016 while working at Ascension Borgess. I completed my Master Degree in Human Nutrition from Eastern Michigan University in 2017 while working full-time. Currently, I am the Lead Outpatient Dietitian at Ascension Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo, MI. Here, I am help develop outpatient nutrition services for the greater Kalamazoo area. I was awarded the Recognized Young Dietitian of 2020 by the Michigan Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
I have been a member of SWMDDA since moving back to Michigan in 2013 and from 2019-2020. I served as Public Relations Chair for the SWMDDA Board. SWMDDA has been a wonderful support system for local dietetics professionals providing fun and new learning opportunities. SWMDDA has allowed me to meet a wide variety of dietetics professionals and contacts that have provided me with both personal and professional growth opportunities.
Fun fact about me: I grew up as a competitive alpine downhill ski racer and traveled the country training and racing for much of my childhood. This is what originally led me to nutrition. As an athlete, I wanted to improve my physical capabilities through improved health and nutrition.