Registered Dietitian, Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist
Master of Science in Nutrition (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Dietetic Internship (Ingalls Memorial Hospital)
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)
Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist in Illinois (LDN)
My goal as a dietitian has always been to help people live longer, healthier lives, and hopefully prevent, rather than manage disease. However, I understand how easy it is to feel conflicted about following dietary recommendations that seem like a lot of effort and a lot of restriction. A long-time vegetarian, I am passionate about food and eating and wholeheartedly believe that nutritious food can and should taste delicious. Though I’ve always had an interest in health and wellness, nutrition is my second career. After many years of working as a professional actor, I decided to change direction, but creativity continues to play a role in my career whether it’s coming up with a new dish in my kitchen or finding a unique way to teach someone about a nutrition concept. My aim is to help others approach their own nutrition with fact-based knowledge as well as practical skills and tools. I am also a yoga instructor and acknowledge that overall wellness is about more than just eating your vegetables.