My main goal as a Registered Dietitian is to provide evidence-based nutrition information tailored to the needs of my specific audience. Since I work in academia, the majority of my time is spent doing nutrition-related research and teaching nutrition and exercise courses. My primary avenue for sharing practical nutrition-related content is via social media and blogging. In the past I have worked as a health educator for a corporate wellness company and as a sports nutrition consultant for individual athletes and college teams.


I am passionate about connecting scientific research to dietetics practice. To help bridge the gap between these two worlds, I am an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) practice group. Currently I serve as Chair for the 2017 SCAN Symposium which will be held in Charlotte, NC, March 31-April 2. Other service and outreach experience related to my role as a Registered Dietitian is listed on my CV.