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Lisa Balestrino
111 Daum Lane, Butler PA 16001 | 724-504-4381 |
University of Connecticut- Storrs, CT
Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences
 Didactic Concentration in Dietetics
GPA 3.3 / 4.00

May 2015

Food Service Experience:
 Jamba Juice, Storrs, CT
Team Member
October 2014- January 2015
o Established a diligent work ethic while operating in a fast- paced food
service environment, primarily making smoothies and cleaning equipment.
o Drew upon my ServSafe certification to work with food in the appropriate
 UConn Dining Services: Putnam Refectory, Storrs, CT
Student Employee
September 2013- December 2013
o Maintained the efficiency of dining hall service and production by
washing dishes in a three compartment sink, working and taking food
temperatures in the hot-food service line, cleaning tables and floors,
restocking product, and preparing ready-to- eat foods all while abiding by
proper food safety guidelines
o Supported the efforts of full-time employees when needed
 Noodles & Company, Cranberry, PA
Waitress/ Hostess/ Dishwasher
Winter Break 2012-13
o Illustrated the ability to multitask and to coordinate with fellow employees
during a work shift by rotating between taking orders, delivering food,
busting tables, and washing dishes
o Developed interpersonal skills, efficiency, and timeliness to help complete
work tasks effectively
Clinical Experience: (42 total hours)
 Job Shadowing, Concordia Visiting Nurses Lutheran Ministries, Cabot, PA
Aide and Observer
Summer 2014
o Assisted and observed the various roles of the four registered dietitians
employed at the nursing home including long- term, short- term, hospice,
and in-home patient care. Experience using electronic medical charting
and the Nutrition Care Process was gained
o Practiced calculating dietary information for patients such as daily caloric
needs, fluid intake, micro and macronutrient intake, and BMI
o Aided in the creation of diet orders and the administration of these orders
from patient to food- service staff and vice versa.
 Job Shadowing, Butler Hospital Dietary Department, Butler, PA
Aide and Observer
Summer 2013
o Observed and aided with the daily duties preformed by the registered

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dietitians at Butler Hospital. Examples of work include creating diet
orders, calculating nutrient and calorie needs (including tube feeds), and
making patient "rounds" where collaboration between the RD and other
healthcare professionals as well as RD – patient interactions were
o Practiced the administration of patient education upon hospital admission,
as well as completing nutritional assessments.
Community/Volunteer Experience:
 Oxford Athletic Club, Fitness Floor and Childcare, Wexford, PA
Fitness floor representative & YAZ (youth activity zone) aid
Summer 2015
o Worked in the gym at the Oxford club by cleaning equipment, educating
members, answering phone calls, scheduling, and working in Excel.
o Worked in the Youth Activity Zone where childcare was provided and
instruction was given to children between 8 and 12 on how to use athletic
 Grow Windham, Nutrition Club, Windham, CT
Community Worker
February 2014
o Joined with this program to participate in community outreach events such
as a “rice and beans cook-off,” gardening, and local food banks, all within
a low- income community.
 Husky Reads
Spring 2013
o Educated preschool- aged children about basic nutrition and introduced
them to new, healthy foods. The program took place once per week and
was located in a low-income area of Hartford, CT
 Husky Nutrition
Fall 2013
o Created interactive poster-board presentations to teach preschool- aged
children and their parents about sugar sweetened beverages. This program
also took place once per week and was located in a different low- income
area of Hartford, CT
 Yogurt Bar, Nutrition Club, Storrs, CT
Parfait Maker
Spring 2013
o Encouraged persons eating in an on-campus dining hall to choose a
healthy lunch option by creating custom yogurt, fruit, and granola parfaits
 Chefs Table, Nutrition Club, Storrs, CT
Assistant Chef
2012 and 2014
o Collaborated with dining hall chefs to prepare a healthy full- course dinner
to be served to those eating at the dining hall that day
 E.O. Smith High School Track Meets, RunUC, Storrs, CT
Aid via RunUC
Spring 2012, 2013, 2014
o Aided the coaches and event coordinators at high school track meets by
setting up track and field equipment, running clocks, and keeping records
of student athletes

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RunUC, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Club Sports Representative and active member,
January 2012- Present
o Committed to weekly practices and track/ cross-country meets in order to
develop running skills and score points for the team
o Attended monthly meetings in order to receive up to date information
about club sports as a whole
o Conveyed the needs and desires of my sport’s team to the club sports
o Collaborated with the RunUC president, vice president, and other officers
regarding club activities and decisions
Nutrition Club, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Active member
September 2011- Present
o Publicized the club and our messages about nutrition topics to the public,
both on and off campus
o Created healthy recipes and cooked / baked them for sale on campus

Intramural Soccer/Walleyball/Volleyball, University of Connecticut,
Storrs, CT
Team member
Fall & Spring Semesters 2011-2014

Academic Awards:
 Mary M. & Katherine E. Connelly Scholarship for GPA
 Primary Health Network Scholarship

Fall 2013 & 2014
Fall 2014

Professional Organization Recognitions:
 Attended CAND Conference
November 4, 2014
o Connecticut School Breakfast Summit
 CPFM: Certified Professional Food Manager #1801717
March 31, 2014
o Score: 92
 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Member
o DPG: Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition
 National Society of Leadership and Success Member Fall 2013-Spring 2014
 Alpha Zeta Honors Society Member
Fall 2012-Present
 Cooking
 AdvoCare local distributor
 Yoga and Pilates
 Running
 Crossfit Storrs Member
 Gardening
 Lifting
 Hiking
 Personal Training

Lisa Balestrino
 Nutribase
 Basic knowledge of Spanish language