I have highlighted a few work experiences that I am particularly proud of, and that I feel demonstrate my strengths and commitment to the field of dietetics and support my goal of building healthy, sustainable communities. 

 

Intern, Nutrition Instincts

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View: Nutrition and Substance Abuse one-pager
I summarized an online article about nutrition and substance abuse recovery from Today's Dietitian, and created this formatted one-pager for group counseling sessions. 

June 2016 - Present, Remote

Nutrition Instincts is a nutrition counseling private practice in San Diego, CA, owned by Lindsay Stenovec, RDN. The practice specializes in maternal health, eating disorder recovery, and intuitive eating, and also houses a valuable free community resource for new mothers called The Nurtured Mama Club.

As an intern, I perform research for articles and resources to share with the Nutrition Instincts community. Using communication tools like Hootsuite and Buffer, I develop online content and schedule social media posts so that the practice has a steady stream of outward-facing content. In addition, I have compiled one-pagers to supplement group counseling work that Lindsay performs. 

My favorite part of this experience is that it's inspired me to emphasize body positivity and mind-body connection in my nutrition philosophy.


Instructor,  Little Kitchen 食農小廚房 

June 2016 - December 2016, Taipei

Together with a Taiwanese RD, I launched Little Kitchen (食農小廚房), an after-school program focused on nutrition and culinary education. We partnered with Xinyi Elementary School in Taipei, Taiwan to bring our curriculum to life. 

Each week, I helped lead a 2.5 hour class for eighteen students focused on a new vegetable, its nutritional benefits, and how to prepare and eat it. We taught our students basic culinary skills and together we would prepare a new dish highlighting that week's ingredient. 

My main responsibilities included recipe development, creating production timelines for each class, lesson planning, and grocery shopping on a strict budget. Being in Taiwan, our classes were all held in Mandarin Chinese -- a special challenge for me as a Mandarin student. 


Production and Administrative Coordinator, Milk Truck

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ViewMilk Truck newsletter
I compiled Milk Truck's first-ever email list and e-newsletter to promote new specials and advertise the catering service. 

January 2015 - November 2015, New York City

Milk Truck is a premiere mobile food business in New York City that operates a food truck, seasonal market stands, and provides private catering services. 

Living in Brooklyn, I was constantly surrounded by creative, new food companies, but never thought I'd be able to work for one. During my DPD, I decided to seek out a job directly focused on foodservice as it was one part of dietetics where I lacked experience. Working at Milk Truck in the historic old Pfizer building in Brooklyn, alongside many other food makers, was a total dream. 

As the only employee handling administrative duties, I wore many hats. Between managing payroll, tracking expenses, making food orders, creating accounting reports, and paying vendor bills, I became very familiar with financial management in foodservice. I also honed my customer service skills by managing the catering end of the business, and oversaw over 80 catering jobs from beginning to end.These events ranged from weddings to large-scale corporate events, and I really enjoyed making people happy with our food. 


Communications Associate, United Neighborhood Houses

View:  The UNH Community Today presentation
I translated qualitative and quantitative survey data into digestible information, and created the presentation above to help others visualize the scope of UNH's impact. I delivered this presentation to the Board of Directors, staff, and other stakeholders. The organization used this information for grant writing and fundraising solicitations.

View:  2013 Annual Report
I produced three Annual Reports, which included copywriting, taking photographs, research, and managing the graphic design, printing, and distribution process. 

 

September 2011 - January 2015, New York City

United Neighborhood Houses (UNH) is a non-profit advocacy organization in New York City that supports community centers and their work through policy development, advocacy, and capacity-building resources. 

I started as an intern for the organization, but was hired in a position newly created for me shortly after. As the Communications Associate, I held one of the few roles that worked with all departments to promote all aspects of UNH's work. 

In my 3.5 years in the role, I was given increasing responsibility. My job that started as primarily social media and website management, grew quickly  to include major involvement in UNH's fundraising efforts, the production of external reports, the launch of two new programs, grant review, and volunteer management. 

My time at UNH inspired me to pursue dietetics, as I spent a lot of time getting to know community centers that serve millions of meals to low-income New Yorkers. I plan to carry on the lessons I learned about community wellbeing and the role food plays in it as I continue my career.