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Melissa

Alex
Alexmelissa17@gmail.com
330-495-8820

EDUCATION
Master of Science in Nutrition December 2018
Kent State University
Bachelor of Science in Nutrition May 2017
Kent State University
Dietetic Technician Program May 2015
Stark State College

Associate of Science in Dietary Management December 2010


Stark State College

Nutrition and Dietetics Technician Registered, NDTR June 2016 - Present



DIETETIC INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE


Kent State University Combined Master of Science/Dietetic Internship Program, Fall 2017 to Fall 2018
Kent State University, Athletic Department – Fall 2018
• Assisted Athlete Staff Dietitian with athlete assessments and nutrition counseling; goals established such as
achieve/maintain appropriate sport specific body composition and optimal nutrition for energy balance
• Provided personalized meal/snack plans, development of short and long-term goals; developed nutrition
education; documented provided nutrition athlete services and outcomes using NCP
• Participated in weekly multidisciplinary athlete team meetings

Cleveland Clinic Akron General, Clinical Nutrition and MNT – Spring 2017 and Summer 2018
• Evaluated patients’ nutritional status and needs for high-risk individuals in both inpatient and outpatient
medical settings; developed optimal plans of care and evaluated outcomes to identify areas for modification
utilizing EPIC health care record system
• Identified nutritional risk factors, indicate for further intervention, determined the malnutrition
nutritional-based risk of patients and developed interventions based on established criteria using NCP
• Educated patients and clients on appropriate nutritional objectives, including weight loss, caloric intake,
diabetes. renal, cardiac, and oncology specific nutrition education
• Engaged in team collaboration to provide optimal nutritional solutions and support; critical thinking, clinical
judgement, professional judgment and displayed example of professionalism
• Developed and presented outcomes project for projected nutrition education knowledge outcomes for
Nutrition Assistants; presented extensive case study; taught Heart Healthy Eating group classes

Arbors at Stow – Fall 2017
• Assessed daily the nutritional status of new and current residents; MDS and MAR reviews
• Evaluated and interpreted resident charts and documented care planning utilizing Point Care Click using the
NCP
• Evaluated and monitored nutrition supplements of high risk residents, therapeutic diet appropriateness,
EN formulary/volume/rate tolerance, oral intake, weight trends, and behaviors affecting nutritional status
• Attended care conferences and daily multidisciplinary team meetings



WORK EXPERIENCE
Mercy Medical Center – February 2015 to May 2017
• Verified and entered orders into Vision
• Assisted patients with meal selections based on approved diet orders
• Maintained communication with patient care units and dietetic office to ensure efficient and accurate delivery
of meals
• Assisted in the training of new dietary office employees
• Analyzed dietary reports for nutritional and patient accuracy twice daily

Louisville Area YMCA – November 2014 to April 2016; January 2019
• Educate members and public on awareness of living a healthful lifestyle
• Development of promotional and educational material and presentations
• Weight Loss Challenge Program – created an environment that is motivating, supportive, and encourage goal
setting on a weekly basis. Weekly health talks with visual tools to promote both short and long-term lifestyle
changes such as: MyPlate, portion sizes, healthy substitutions, tips for reducing sodium and sugar contents in
foods and beverages

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
• Bringing Health Back into Healthcare; Nutrition Presentation at October 3, 2014
Stark State College on the Benefits of Phytonutrients
• Louisville Farmers Market; Benefits of Fruits and Vegetables Education; September 6 and
Display and handouts October 4, 2014
• Union Hospital Run for Home Fitness Expo; Fuel and Hydration April 12-13. 2014
for Runners Education

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITES
• Student Dietetic Association at Stark State College 2014 - 2015
President
• Student Dietetic Association at Stark State College 2012 - 2015
Member
• Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2014 - Present
Student member
• Stark County Dietetic Association 2014 - Present
Student Member

SKILLS
• Leadership – mentoring, inspiring/motivating, conflict resolution, relationship building
• Decision Making – critical thinking, independent research, negotiation, listening, accepting feedback and
putting into action
• Organization and Work Habits – prioritizing, time management, work-life balance, resourceful, multitasking,
enthusiastic/motivated/high energy, writing skills, invested as a team member