Experience

Through my work, I hope to make a difference in individual lives and an impact in the world. I use my experience and credentials to develop and expertly curate content that helps people improve their overall wellness so they can achieve their life goals. I do this through writing, social media, and speaking, plus productivity coaching to help people find clarity and the one action step they can do in the next week. 

Please reach out if you have any questions or would like to know more about my content creation or coaching services. I’m currently accepting new clients and am available to consider freelance writing assignments and remote part-time positions in content creation.

(Click here to see my Writing and Speaking experience and clips).

Health/Nutrition Experience

For details about these and other experiences, please see my LinkedIn profile.

  • Community Dining Volunteer Coordinator for Sound Generations (formerly Senior Services) via AmeriCorps VISTA
  • Clinical Dietitian for Valley Medical Center
  • Wellness Speaker for wellness program at U of WA School of Law
  • Invited Speaker for North Seattle Alliance Church event
  • Guest Contributor for CoreChair company blog on worksite health
  • Dietetic Intern for various organizations (see which ones)
  • Website Tester for PapayaHead, Inc.
  • Student Assistant at the Center for Public Health Nutrition, University of Washington
  • Health and Wellness Freelance Reporter at MyGreenLake, an award-winning hyperlocal news website
  • Health and Wellness Intern Reporter at MyGreenLake
  • Food Bank Volunteer at FamilyWorks Food Bank
  • Diabetes Walk Speaker for the Beni Hassan Temple No 64
  • Volunteer Intern at Aegis Living at Northgate, an Alzheimer’s memory care facility
  • Bilingual Cooking Class Assistant with Cooking Matters

For information about hobbies and fun experiences, click here.
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Related Experience

Additional Teaching Experience:

  • Honors Freshman Seminar (UH 198) Facilitator, fall semester 2010, at Washington State U. See news story here
  • Reading Tutor, 2008

Event Planning:

  • Ongoing local networking group started in April 2016
  • IVCF (WSU chapter) Girls’ Retreat 2009: Blazing Fires, Mighty Flames–Love as Strong as Death
  • IVCF Parking Lot Fundraiser 2009

Research

Masters Thesis, University of Washington, 2013: Thesis and Presentation – “Barriers to WIC Benefits Redemption among Participants in Washington State”

Fieldwork Project, University of Washington, 2012: Literature Review – “Obesity Prevention in Child Care: Research, Recommendations, and Policy”

Honors Thesis, Washington State University, 2010: Thesis and Presentation – “Presentation of Foods in Children’s Animated Television Programming” See news story here

Academic Showcase, Washington State University, 2010: Poster – “Presentation of Foods in Children’s Animated Television Programming.” See news story here

Undergraduate Research Symposium, Washington State University, 2007: Group Presentation – “University-Affiliated Foods and Their Environmental Impact.” See news story here

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Education

(Click to see Relevant Coursework in various areas)

MPH in Public Health Nutrition, Graduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics

Select Projects:

  • Thesis project (see above in Research section)
  • Practicum project: Five-part project including literature review on best practices for worksite wellness, market analysis, social media messages, employer resource sheets, and marketing video
  • Fieldwork project (see above in Research section)
  • All-class project: review of the Washington State Department of Agriculture 2011 Farm to School Survey in Public Health Nutrition, 2012
    –technical report about the survey itself (structure, wording, completion statistics, discordant responses)

BS in Food Science and Human Nutrition, Spanish Minor, summa cum laude

Select Projects:

  • Thesis project (see above in Research section)
  • Group business plan in Foodservice Management 2, 2011
    –marketing, website, and menu design (see project’s Facebook page and website)
  • Community nutrition program as add-on to existing corporate wellness program in Community Nutrition, 2011
  • Group Project in Food Product Development, 2010
    –created vitamin C-fortified sugar; tested in cookies and iced tea; performed sensory panel and pilot lab tests; designed packaging and marketing; researched competition and consumers

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Relevant Memberships