More About Me
I am a Registered and Licensed Dietitian. I graduated from the College of Saint Benedict with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Nutrition and to be honest, I wasn't sure if I wanted to become a dietitian, as they historically have been deemed the "food police" and I certainly didn't want to play that role. Thankfully throughout my education as I completed the final didactic classes to become eligible for an internship, I realized that is not actually what a dietitian does. I then completed my dietetic internship through Saint Louis University and also received my Masters of Science in Medical Dietetics.
I have been passionate about food and nutrition my entire life. As a three-sport collegiate athlete, participating in Cross Country and Track and Field, I experienced first-hand the importance of adequately fueling your body. I am still an avid runner and participate in as many races as I can, with the marathon being my favorite distance to run. My passion with sports and nutrition lead me to become a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD). I help athletes work through injuries, injury prevention, and learning how to adequately fuel for optimal performance.
My primary experience is working with eating disorders. I have worked in all levels of care from inpatient to outpatient, including a wide variety of ages and diagnoses.
Food is an essential part of life and it can be so confusing, especially in this day and age. This is where I can help. I value developing trust and rapport with my clients, as food is personal, and want them to feel supported as we work together navigating this journey.