Hello there, I'm Eling. 

I love food and its role in individual wellness. But even more than that, I have always been interested in population-level health, and truly believe that healthy, affordable food is one of the cornerstones to achieving vibrant, stable, and physically and economically healthy communities. I want to become an RD and direct programs that address both hunger and poverty. 

I am currently in my last semester as a distance student in Kansas State University's Didactic Program in Dietetics, and hold an MPH from the Yale School of Public Health. I worked for three and a half years in New York City's non-profit sector, and also have financial and food service experience working with one of the city's top-rated mobile food trucks (a total dream of mine!). 

Most recently, I spent a year and a half living in Taipei, Taiwan where I enjoyed soaking up all there is to know about Taiwanese eating culture and their take on health and nutrition. While there, I brought my Mandarin Chinese to an upper intermediate level, continued my DPD courses,  and am most proud of getting an after-school nutrition and cooking class off the ground at a local elementary school. 

Outside of my interest in food and nutrition, I also enjoy cruising on my bike, studying Chinese, boxing, and finding sunny coffee shops. I've run five marathons and haven't ruled out one more. 

My street in Taipei, Taiwan. 

My street in Taipei, Taiwan.