Bio

I am a native Austinite and have practiced as a Registered Dietitian* since 1999. I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with Honors from the Coordinated Undergraduate Program in Dietetics with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition. My work experience includes patients of all ages in various healthcare settings, from newborns in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, to adults in an acute care hospital, to geriatrics in a nursing home.

As a mother of three children and an active member in my church and community, I have a realistic approach to creating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle in a sometimes hectic world. What I enjoy most about being a dietitian is finding easy and practical ways to make big changes in my clients’ lives. Whether it is walking through a grocery store with a client to help them figure out what to look for on food labels and what foods would be best for them, or helping a mom find a few strategies to help with her picky eater, or sitting down with a diabetic client to figure out how their meal plan will work with their busy schedule- my goal is to help clients achieve life-long success with their nutrition goals by tailoring a plan to meet their specific needs and situation.

*What is a Registered Dietitian?

A Registered Dietitian is a healthcare professional who has completed a Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition and/or a Master of Science degree in nutrition. These programs of study include rigorous coursework in the scientific areas of biochemistry, human anatomy and physiology classes.

To achieve registration status (RD), a 900-hour dietetic internship must be completed and a national examination must be passed. In addition, continuing education is required to maintain registration status. Texas also requires that a dietitian be licensed (LD). Licensure establishes standards of professional responsibility. For more information, visit the American Dietetic Association at www.eatright.org.