Education & Experience

Education

Tufts University, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
Boston, Massachusetts
February 2016

  • M.S. Food Policy and Applied Nutrition
    Specialization in Nutrition Interventions: Design, Operation, and Management

Simmons College, School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Boston, Massachusetts
August 2016

  • Certificate in the Didactic Program in Dietetics

Cornell University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Ithaca, New York
May 2010

  • B.S. Natural and Environmental Systems; International Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Minors in Global Health and Nutrition and Health
Work Experience

Research Assistant on Sustainable Diet Guidance
September 2013 – Present
Tufts University, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Boston, Massachusetts

  • Collaborated with University of Dayton graphic design students to communicate sustainable diet concepts to the public
  • Presented research poster at Harvard University’s Just Food Forum and Tufts University’s Future of Food Student Conference
  • Wrote comment on food waste to 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Committee

Tier 3 Certified Personal Trainer
October 2011 – April 2016
Equinox, Boston, Massachusetts and New York, New York

  • Program individualized resistance and cardiovascular training programs for 10+ clients at a time
  • Guide clients in exercise execution, meal planning, and diet improvement
  • Spearheaded two 8-week fat loss challenges for 50 gym members; wrote weekly motivational e-newsletters
  • Presented 60-minute nutrition lecture to 15+ Equinox Training Camp group fitness participants
  • Conducted interviews among Tier 4 trainers to write report on management recommendations for nutrition coaching

Health Messaging Consultant
May 2014 – February 2016
Salubris Analytics, creator of the HealtheTrek SmartPhone app

  • Compose written content and photographs for 300+ messages on nutrition, exercise, stress, and sleep
  • Create rules to ensure that messages reach users at the appropriate time, location, and activity level
  • Design Excel database of health messages for compatibility with machine-learning computer code

Youth Education Intern
October 2012 – July 2013
Greenmarket GrowNYC, 51 Chambers Street, New York, New York

  • Taught lessons to emphasize the value of local food and farmers’ markets to our health and community
  • Prepared cooking demonstrations of simple recipes with step-by-step instructions
  • Lead classes of 20+ K-12 school children on tours of the Union Square Greenmarket

Outreach Coordinator
August 2010 – June 2011
AmeriCorps Member at MillionTreesNYC for NYC Civic Corps, 830 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York

  • Developed relationships with local organizations to organize 12 Street Tree Care workshops
  • Wrote monthly e-newsletters to re-engage and maintain contact with 260+ volunteers
  • Created and implemented new communication plan to send postcards to 5,000 residents in three boroughs

Global Health, Development, and Policy Issues Intern
May – July 2009
Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center and Fukeni Dairy Cooperative, Moshi, Tanzania

  • Conducted research on the nutrition transition and obesity alongside Tanzanian medical students
  • Co-taught 45-minute nutrition lesson to elementary students
  • Prepared and taught 45-minute climate change lesson to high school students
  • Learned processes of making yogurt, cheese, and cultured milk
Certifications & Memberships
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • CPR/AED
  • ServSafe Manager
  • Allergen Awareness Training
  • Master Composter, NYC Department of Sanitation
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Member