My journey into dietetics began when I set the goal to complete a half marathon and discovered a passion for running and nutrition. To improve my athletic performance I changed my eating habits by limiting fast food and paying closer attention to food labels. I was pleasantly surprised with the positive results, both physical and emotional, that came from making a few simple changes. This inspired me to want to help others see how taking small steps can ultimately lead to healthier living, prompting my return to school to pursue a degree in dietetics.
After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in dietetics from the University of Southern Indiana, I moved to Salt Lake City to pursue a master's degree emphasizing in sports nutrition while completing the RD internship requirements.
My hobbies include running, photography, watching IU basketball, reading, and traveling. I have run over 50 races including 10 half marathons and one full marathon. I have a long-term goal of running a race in all 50 states.
“A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.” - Unknown