I am a health and nutrition professional with over 5 years of professional experience working on health-related programs.  I graduated magna cum laude from The George Washington University in Washington, DC with a B.S. in Public Health.  During college and after graduating, I worked for the Lupus Foundation of America as a Government Relations Assistant.  After the Lupus Foundation, I went on to become the Senior Policy Associate at the National AIDS Housing Coalition.  At the National AIDS Housing Coalition, I was responsible for overseeing the public policy and government relations strategy of the organization.  

Realizing that my true passion lay in direct service to others, I returned to school in January 2014 to complete the credentials to become a Registered Dietitian.  I expect to complete the Didactic Program in Dietetics in May of 2015 after which I will go onto a Dietetic Internship. I have supplemented my Simmons education by working at Whole Foods Market as a Healthy Eating Specialist.  On any given day, I might do a cooking demonstration, grocery store tour for a local school or lead a health topics discussion for members of the community.

I have also dedicated a lot of time to volunteering with local food service and food education programs.  Ever since I went to a food kitchen with my mom when I was five, I have felt that my career should be dedicated to serving others.  I have worked on programs that provide services such as direct delivery of food for persons living with chronic illness, health education,and healthy cooking classes.

I have four years of international experience living abroad in Venezuela and, as a result, speak Spanish.