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 finishing a dietetic internship, and also hold an MPH from the Yale School of Public Health. I worked for four years in New York City's non-profit sector, and additionally have experience supporting small food businesses with their financial/accounting needs, operations, and strategic decision making. Working alongside food entrepreneurs has been 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 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, Chinese calligraphy, boxing, and finding sunny coffee shops. I've run five marathons and haven't ruled out one more.