I have always been passionate about health and wellness. As a former competitive athlete, eating well and training were always a part of my daily life. I truly believe that fueling one’s body with nutrient dense foods and prioritizing physical fitness transcends to every other part of one’s life, including mental health, relationships with others, and self-worth. After working several years in an industry in which fulfillment and happiness were not part of the equation, I decided to make a change to do something that has always been a part of my daily life. Therefore, I plan to start a graduate program in Nutrition in the near future and become a Registered Dietician.
I have an interest in working with elite athletes in sports nutrition, working in clinical practice with patients suffering with various illnesses, such as eating disorders, autoimmune diseases, and obesity-related illnesses, as well as working in public health and nutrition education, teaching the bare bones of good nutrition to children and adults alike. I like to keep abreast of the latest nutritional studies and information and dispel myths about food that my colleagues and friends believe. I’m also an avid follower of Michael Pollan, and wholeheartedly agree with his seven-word summation of health and food, “Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.” Although I do not yet know where I would like to focus my attention in the field, I do know that I am looking forward to delving headfirst into a career in nutrition.