My Credentials

Certification

I am a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) certified by the Commission of Dietetic Registration, the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In case you’re curious, an RDN is the same as an RD (registered dietitian).  As of 2013, we have the option of using either name. I’m also a certified dietitian (CD) in Washington State.

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Education

I have a Master of Public Health degree in nutritional sciences from the University of Washington. I also completed the Graduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics, which provided the additional coursework and 1200+ hours of supervised practice experience necessary to become an RD or RDN.

My UW coursework included nutrition and metabolism, nutrition in acute care, nutrition in chronic disease, nutrition counseling, nutrition education, public health nutrition, food safety, maternal and infant nutrition, molecular gastronomy, nutrition research design, epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health and society and health. My prerequisite coursework included biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry and anatomy & physiology.

In January 2017 I earned my certification as an Intuitive Eating Counselor.

I also have a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from the University of Oregon. I minored in sociology.

 

Professional Affiliations

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), 2011 – present

  • Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetic Practice Group (DPG)
  • Food and Culinary Professionals DPG
  • Women’s Health DPG
  • Weight Management DPG

Washington State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (WSAND), 2011 – present

Greater Seattle Dietetic Association (GSDA), 2011 – present

  • Media/Communications Chair, 2014 – present

The Center for Mindful Eating (TCME), 2011 – present

Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA), 2013 – present

International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians, 2013 – present

International Association of Culinary Professionals, 2015 – present

  • International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP), past member
  • Academy for Eating Disorders (AED), past member
  • American Society for Nutrition (ASN), past member

 

Honors + Awards

Professional Development Student Award, Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetic Practice Group (DPG), Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, October 2013

Outstanding Student in Women’s Health, Women’s Health DPG, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, October 2013

Nutritional Sciences Outstanding Student, UW Nutritional Sciences Program, May 2013

Outstanding Student in a Coordinated Program, Washington State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, April 2013

 

Conferences + Additional Training

2016 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food & Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE), Boston (October 2016)

2016 Whole Grains Council “Whole Grains Away From Home” Conference, Chicago (September 2016)

2016 International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) conference, Los Angeles (April 2016)

Intuitive Eating professional training and supervision with Evelyn Tribole (2015-16)

2015 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food & Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE), Nashville (October 2015)

2015 Today’s Dietitian Symposium, Las Vegas (May 2015)

2015 Washington State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Conference, Lynnwood WA (April 2015)

Motivational Interviewing professional training workshop with Molly Kellogg, Seattle (February 2015)

2014 Renfrew Center Foundation Conference, Philadelphia (November 2014)

2014 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food & Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE), Atlanta (October 2014)

Education session: “Promote and Sustain Eating Disorder Recovery: Nutrition Support for Patients and Dietary Application of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy,” presented by The Moore Center (November 2013)

2013 Renfrew Center Foundation Conference: “Feminist Relational Perspectives and Beyond: Integrated Approaches to the Complexity of Eating Disorders,” Philadelphia (November 2013)

2013 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food & Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE), Houston (October 2013)

Education session: “Dieting: A Normalized Epidemic,” presented by Center for Discovery (October 2013)

Education session: “Cognitive Remediation Therapy,” presented by The Moore Center (June 2013)

2013 Washington State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Conference, Lynnwood, WA (April 2013)

Education session: “Recognizing and Treating Eating Disorders in Patients with Diabetes,” Seattle, presented by the Diabulimia Helpline and Center for Hope of the Sierras (March 2013)

Workshop: “Renal nutrition,” presented by Northwest Kidney Center, Seattle

2012 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food & Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE), Philadelphia (October 2012)

FNCE pre-conference workshop: “Nutrition as Medicine: Confronting Cardiometabolic Syndrome” (October 2012)

Workshop: “Health at Every Size in Clinical Practice” at Be Nourished, Portland, OR (September 2012)

Workshop: “Motivational Interviewing” at Be Nourished, Portland, OR (September 20123)

2012 BlogHer Food Conference, Seattle (June 2012)

2012 Harborview Medical Center Nutrition Conference, Seattle (August 2012)

2012 Washington State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Conference, Vancouver, WA (April 2012)

2012 Greater Seattle Dietetic Association Spring Conference (March 2012)

2011 Greater Seattle Dietetic Association Fall Conference (October 2012)