I am a Sports Dietitian with passions for performance nutrition, cooking, and helping others lead healthier, happier lives. Cook Eat Compete aims to bring you applicable, evidence-based nutrition information and fueling, delicious, and easy recipes and ideas. Whether you are a full time athlete or someone who enjoys an active lifestyle, I hope you can find the info and inspiration you need here to fuel your health and athletic performance!
I studied nutrition and culinary arts at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. In 2014, I earned my Bachelor's in Culinary Nutrition from JWU. I completed the combined graduate and dietetic internship program with a focus in sports nutrition at The Ohio State University last year, and have a Master's in Medical Dietetics. I am a Registered Dietitian and Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD). Yay!
Throughout my undergraduate time, I worked at an outstanding restaurant serving modern, locally sourced foods in downtown Providence. I was greatly influenced and educated by the wonderful people here as I started as a prep cook and worked my way to becoming a lead line cook. In Phoenix, Arizona, I spent a few months as a culinary nutrition intern at Athletes' Performance, now EXOS. Here I was able to combine my passions for sport, nutrition, and cooking, working with the site dietitians and creating meals for aspiring and professional athletes in an amazing environment. For a year, I volunteered at a Boys & Girls Club in Rhode Island, teaching kids how to cook and create nutritious foods. At Ohio State, I was able to work with many of the talented Division I athletic teams, planning team meals, giving presentations, teaching cooking classes, working with student athletes one-on-one, and more. Through the OSU dietetic internship, I also have experience in hospital, long-term care, and corporate wellness settings. Last winter, I had the amazing opportunity to practice sports and wellness nutrition at a gym in Malta. Other experience ranges from fine dining serving to being a student athlete myself to creating a series of cooking videos for athletes as part of my graduate degree thesis project. Currently, I am the Registered Dietitian for Food & Nutrition Services at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado where I get to support some of our nations greatest, and seriously inspiring athletes.
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