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.