My Story

When I first learned about nutrition and decided I wanted to become a dietitian, I thought I was combining two of my favorite things – science and food. When I started, I loved learning about the metabolism of particular nutrients and discovering new recipes in the kitchen, and I thought I would eventually learn the secret to “perfect” health and wellbeing through food.

However, after studying nutrition for many years, becoming a dietitian, and working with many clients struggling to understand: “Great so I need need these nutrients…but what should I be eating?” I’ve come to understand that health and nutrition are so much more complex and nuanced. While I may be an expert in food and nutrition, everyone is an expert in themselves and their lived experiences. I believe that everyone has the ability to tune into their body’s own intuitive wisdom. My goal is to help guide folks tune into that wisdom to achieve their own personal definition of health, and to help demystify the noise of so much nutrition information (and misinformation) out there.

My Philosophy

My nutrition practice philosophy is rooted in intuitive eating, social justice, and health at every size. I don’t advocate for any diets, counting anything, or any miracle “superfoods” because I believe that all foods (yes, even ice cream – my favorite!) can fit into a well-balanced, sustainable eating pattern, and that even more important than nutrition, we must first and foremost get enjoyment from the foods we eat. 

The Nitty Gritty

Professional Credentials

I am a Seattle-based Registered Dietitian with specialities in general nutrition, chronic disease management, and public health. I obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in Nutritional Science from Boston University.  I completed my dietetic internship training at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, which involved completing 1,200 hours of supervised practice training at a community hospital, university dining, and a food bank. I obtained my registered dietitian credential in 2013 and began practicing in Long Term Care and Sub-acute Rehabilitation, primarily working with older adults. In 2020, I obtained my  Master of Public Health from the University of Washington, Nutritional Sciences Program.