From the age of four, I've been involved in sports. From T-ball to weekend ski trips to middle school basketball to finding my love for running, I have always found a home in athletics. My athletic journey was derailed when I developed an eating disorder. Since recovering, I have made it my mission to help others going through similar struggles.
I earned my Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from the University of Connecticut. While at UConn, I was highly involved in athletics, competing on the cross-country and track and field teams while also working as a sports nutrition intern under the Director of Sports Nutrition.
I currently also work as an Associate Sport & Eating Disorder Dietitian at Mind Body Endurance, LLC alongside an awesome interdisciplinary team of fellow dietitians, sports psychologists, and mental health providers!
During my dietetic internship, I worked at EDCare Denver where I gained experience treating high-performing athletes with eating disorders through the Athlete EDGE program. I also have experience working with individuals in eating disorder recovery as a mentor through the Eating Disorder Foundation. Additionally, I am a Nutrition Expert at Voice in Sport™, a platform that advocates for and supports girls and women in sports. At VIS, I write one article per month related to nutrition, mind, body, and advocacy.
ACADEMICS & RESEARCH
I am currently working on my Master’s in Counseling Psychology at the University of Denver, deepening my knowledge of multiculturalism and social justice issues while also taking classes in the sports psychology department to deepen my understanding of athletes’ mental health. At DU, I am a research assistant in the Bodies, Eating, and Emotions (BEE) Lab where I study weight stigma, trauma, and disordered eating in marginalized populations. I am particularly interested in working with athletes to improve their relationship with food so they can achieve their biggest dreams in sport and life.
I believe food is so much more than the energy it provides. It is social, cultural, emotional, and, above all, should be FUN! I practice through an anti-diet, weight-inclusive lens where my philosophy is human-first. Human before student. Human before athlete. Human before anything else. My passion lies in helping those with eating disorders relearn to trust their bodies and find food freedom while continuing (if they so choose!) to compete in the sport they love.
In my free time, I enjoy running, baking, writing, skiing with my family, and meeting with friends over coffee!
CREDENTIALS & LICENSURE
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)
Connecticut Dietitian Nutritionist (CD-N)
Licensed Dietitian (LD) in Maryland
University of Denver
Master's in Counseling Psychology Candidate
Concentration: Clinical Mental Health
University of Connecticut
Bachelor of Science in Dietetics
Didactic Coursework & Dietetic Internship
MEMBERSHIPS & INVOLVEMENT
Eating Disorder Foundation
Weight Inclusive Nutrition & Dietetics
Academy for Eating Disorders
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
American Psychological Association