PhD Curriculum and Instruction, Saint Louis University Master of Medical Dietetics, Saint Louis University Master of Public Health, Saint Louis University Dietetic Internship, Saint Louis University Bachelor of Science, Southeast Missouri State University Major: Dietetics Minor: Social Work
YOUR PHILOSOPHY OF TEACHING:
My philosophy of teaching involves service learning, getting students out into the community. I believe the community benefits from our students and likewise the students learn from the community. Nutrition is a subject that touches every single person, every single day. It is easy to tell someone how to eat, but understanding the barriers to good nutrition is essential in becoming an empathic nutrition professional.
WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO TEACH?
I am the third generation of teachers in my family. Growing up watching my grandmother and mother share stories of their classroom experiences shaped my desire to teach. I like the ripple effect of teaching where I feel I can make a difference. My favorite part of teaching, is hearing back from former students and learning of their amazing jobs and the difference they are making in the field of nutrition and health.
Presenting research at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Conference
Missouri Dietetic Association Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year
ORGANIZATION WITH WHICH YOU ARE INVOLVED
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
MOST RECENT/NOTABLE PUBLISHED WORK
Power of Produce: Farmers’ market incentive program targeting eating behaviors of children
BEST ADVICE FOR STUDENTS
Enjoy being a student, soak it up, ask questions, seek advice and then......Go Make a Difference.