- Where are you from?
- What do you like to do outside of school? What are you passionate about in life? – tell us about yourself!
I like to hang out with friends and family. I’m passionate about helping others heal and find joy in the little things in life. I love to dance, hug my puppy, and play golf.
I started playing golf when I was 5 years old and came to the US to play for the GSU Women’s golf team to compete and study finance. I graduated in 2014 with a bachelor’s of business finance and then became a professional golfer soon after where I competed all over Europe for 4 years.
- Why did you choose to study nutrition? Was there a specific person, experience, or event that sparked your interest?
Because I healed from my stomach issues and was able to perform at my full potential when I was playing professional golf. I saw the impact it had in my life and wanted to know more so I could help others in their health journey.
- What made you choose the Coordinated Program in Nutrition program at GSU?
My boyfriend then, now husband, was in Atlanta. I considered Atlanta home since that was where I finished my undergrad back in 2014. It was the only coordinated program in town and this program gave the opportunity even though I didn’t have an undergrad degree in nutrition.
- What is your favorite thing about the Coordinated Program?
My cohort and all the opportunities provided through the program like internships, jobs, webinars, events.
- Did you have any assistantships while you were in the program that helped offset the cost of tuition? If so, tell us a bit about what you did for these assistantships.
Yes, I did. I was a tutor for the athletic department my first year and then I became the manager for the online platform used between preceptors and students in the nutrition department for my second year. I taught students biology, Spanish, chemistry, and accounting for the tutoring GRA and as a Typhon manager, I onboarded new preceptors and sites. I kept documents and MOUs updated, scheduled rotations for students, and analyzed surveys.
- Where do you see yourself after graduation? What type of career would you like to have?
I see myself working for a functional/integrative private practice for a little bit while I build my own coaching and nutrition practice.
- If you could give advice to someone considering studying nutrition, what would you tell them?
Make sure to take care of yourself by finding a hobby, learning relaxation techniques, and moving the body every day; it’s easy to get lost in the to-do lists and forget we must nourish ourselves first.