I earned a bachelor's degree with course work approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Coursework included food and nutrition sciences, food service systems management, sociology, biochemistry, physiology, microbiology, anatomy and chemistry.
I completed an accredited, supervised practice internship at health-care facilities, community agencies, and food service corporations.
I have experience working in the Nutritional Services Department of various hospitals including, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati VA Medical Center, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Riverside Methodist Hospital, Cincinnati Children's, Rutherford Regional Health Systems, Florida Hospital Orlando, Florida Hospital for Children, and The Baby Place at Florida Hospital’s Women’s Center.
Certified Health Coach + Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner
I received training as a Certified Health Coach (CHC) from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, which is in partnership with the State University of New York at Purchase and is licensed by the New York State Education Department.
During my training, I studied dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts. My teachers included Dr. Walter Willett, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University; Dr. David Katz, Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center; Dr. Andrew Weil, Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Dr. Deepak Chopra, leader in the field of mind-body medicine; and many other leading researchers and nutrition authorities.
My education has equipped me with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition and preventive health. I practice a holistic approach to health and wellness, mindfully observing how all areas of life are interconnected. At the conclusion of my training, I became a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner (BCHHP).