|Why did you decide to become a RDN?
Nutrition encompasses many aspects of life including a healthful diet, physical fitness, and an overall healthy lifestyle. Through sixteen dedicated years of competitive figure skating, I planted the seed of passion that led to life-long fitness, a healthful diet, and a sense of well being. Being an elite figure skated required keen knowledge of nutrition and exercise and sparked my interest to become a registered dietitian nutritionist. I knew I wanted to work in the medical field, and my passion for promoting a healthy lifestyle coupled with my love for food made my career choice clear. I wanted to become a registered dietitian nutritionist.
What is your area of interest?
My current area of interest is in a clinical setting. I enjoy working in the hospital and making an impact on many different patients each day.
What are your plans after graduation?
I plan to take the National Registration Exam shortly after I complete my dietetic internship and seek an entry level registered dietitian position that will allow me to further refine my skills and interests.
What is your health motto?
“Let food be your medicine, and medicine be your food.” -Hippocrates
Also- “Today me will live in the moment unless it’s unpleasant in which case me will eat a cookie.” -Cookie Monster 🙂
If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be, and why?
My grandma’s tuna fish sandwiches. They were the best sandwiches and I always looked forward to going over to her house when I was growing up because she would make them for me each time I would visit.