I decided I wanted to be a sports dietitian in high school (before the profession really existed) after going to a sports camp where a Sports RD came and gave a presentation. I left camp and told my parents I wanted to do that. Despite their protests that “sports nutritionist” wasn’t a job that existed, I went on to graduate from the University of Dayton with a Bachelor’s in Nutrition and Fitness. I completed a Dietetic Internship through Indiana University.
After becoming a Registered Dietitian (RD), I enrolled at Ole Miss, where I received my Master’s in Exercise Science and completed my Master’s research in sports biomechanics. While at Ole Miss, I worked as a Sports Dietitian Graduate Assistant. I had the most fun watching my Rebs beat Alabama in football (twice!), going to the NCAA tournament for the first time in program history with my softball team, and learning the ins and outs of working with athletes across a variety of sports.
After graduation, I moved even further south to work at the University of Florida. I worked as team sports dietitian for men’s basketball, baseball, softball, and women’s volleyball for nearly five years. I currently serve as the team dietitian for a professional sports team.
Originally a native of Michigan, I can usually be found bragging about the deliciousness of Michigan apples or complaining about the Florida humidity.
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