I've always loved food. When I was a little girl, I'd always remember an event by the food that was available. In school, I enjoyed all my subjects, but was particularly interested in the sciences. I also have a compassionate heart and so as I got older I was hoping to find some sort of career that involved helping people. Eventually I found something I could do for a living that united helping people, my love for science, and food!
But that's not all. I can't leave out one of the most significant factors that led me to be a dietitian - dance. I started dancing at an early age, but it was in middle school that I found that I wanted to pursue the life of a ballet dancer. Unfortunately, my body type and genetics were against me, so I had to work extra hard to try to reach my physique goals. I tried to do this in as healthy of a manner as possible, but unfortunately still developed an unhealthy relationship with my food. In the middle of my search for not just a dietitian, but one who was familiar with the needs of dancers, I realized that I wanted to be that resource to the next generation of dancers.
Now, dancers are my favorite population to work with, as I seek to provide service to those who need my expertise. This manifests in several ways, from one on one consultations, to group lectures, to grocery store tours.