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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
B.S. Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise; Dietetics
Minor: Psychology
Graduated May 2014
GPA: 3.86/4.0
University of Virginia Health System Dietetic Internship
September 2014 June 2015
Emphasis: Nutrition Support and Pediatrics
Major Capstone Project: Implementation of Ready to Hang Enteral Feeding: A Follow-up Study; evaluated the
cost difference of an open system of enteral nutrition versus Ready-to-Hang (RTH) one year after
implementation, surveyed nursing perceptions of RTH on labor intensity, ease of use, and product waste;
presented results at the Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Poster Session and UVAs Evidence Based
Practice Symposium
Provided medical nutrition therapy and implemented the nutrition care process when caring for patients on a
variety of inpatient services including Digestive Health, Nutrition Support, Pediatrics, Cardiology, General
Medicine, Oncology, and Neurology
Selected individualized nutrition support regimens for complex ICU patients using enteral and parenteral nutrition
Gained experience in specialized fields within dietetics including Abdominal and Thoracic Transplant, Inborn
Errors of Metabolism, Bariatrics, and Long Term Acute Care
Developed counseling skills in outpatient settings such as Pediatric Weight Management, Outpatient Cardiology,
Outpatient Oncology, Renal, and Diabetes Education Management Program
Specialized and provided staff relief in Nutrition Support Surgery, General Surgery/Digestive Health, and General
Completed an elective week in Nutrition Support and Inpatient Clinical Nutrition at Carilion Roanoke Memorial
Diet Office Clerk, LewisGale Hospital Montgomery, Sodexo
Blacksburg, VA, Volunteer: May 2012 October 2012, Employee: November 2012 July 2014
Assisted patients with choosing and ordering meals
Communicated with nurses, dietitians, and hospital staff about patients diet orders
Trained new employees and volunteers, processed department requisitions, and completed financial paperwork
Ultrasound Assistant, Contract Employee, Carilion Clinic
Blacksburg, VA, August 2010 December 2012
Explained ultrasound prep in a patient-friendly manner
Sterilized equipment and set up for procedures
Montgomery County School Nutrition Program
Montgomery County, VA, May 2013 March 2014
Served as project leader for a new sports nutrition initiative, created resources and handouts to be used in
schools, and contributed to school lunch menus and nutrient analysis
Conducted a needs assessment and designed a program as part of a service learning project associated with

Student Nutrition Counselor

Virginia Tech, August 2013 May 2014
Provided one-on-one nutrition education using the skills of motivational interviewing
Counseled clients on proper diet, nutrition, and healthy lifestyle practices

Clinical Volunteer with Registered Dietitians

LewisGale Hospital Montgomery, May 2012 January 2014; Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, May 2013
Reviewed charts, observed patient counseling, practiced calculations, and developed proper charting techniques
Evaluated similarities and differences in various clinical roles held by dietitians
Carilion Clinics Camp Too Sweet
Fincastle, VA, June 2011, June 2012, June 2013
Facilitated blood sugar checks and carb counting skills development in children with diabetes
Recorded blood glucose values, carbs consumed, and any abnormal symptoms
WIC, New River Health District
New River Valley, VA, July 2012 October 2012
Designed education materials to be used throughout the New River Health District and taught WIC education

Celiac Sprue Association, June 2009 present

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, June 2012 present
Blue Ridge Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, August 2014 present
LewisGale Hospital Montgomery Celiac Support Group, Fall 2009 Spring 2014
Virginia Tech Student Nutrition and Dietetic Association, Spring 2011 Spring 2014


UVAs Evidence Based Practice Symposium; Implementation of Ready to Hang Enteral Feeding: A Follow-up
Study, May 2015
Dietetic Intern Class Day; School Nutrition: Healthy and Fun!, May 2015
Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Poster Session; Implementation of Ready to Hang Enteral Feeding:
A Follow-up Study, April 2015
Cooking Demonstration at Charlottesville Senior Center; Scrumptious Spring Supper, April 2015
Junior League Kids in the Kitchen; Colorful Plate Party, March 2015
Cooking Class for University of Virginia Students, March 2015
Mountainside Senior Living; Hydration and the Importance of Water, October 2014


Walter S Newman Memorial Scholarship, 2010-2014

Brenda Harmon Rohe Dietetic Scholarship, 2012-2014
Carol B Papillon Dietetic Scholarship, 2013-2014
James F Powell Scholarship, 2010-2011
Deans List: Fall 2010-Spring 2014