After earning a BA in Rhetoric with honors from UC Berkeley in 2003 and working for six years as a journalist covering food and nutrition, I enrolled in a graduate program to become a registered dietitian nutritionist.
I obtained a Master's degree in Public Health Nutrition (MPH) from New York University, where I also completed the Didactic Program in Dietetics. In the Hunter College Dietetic Internship, I did clinical rotations at two client-centered outpatient facilities: BALANCE Eating Disorder Treatment Center and the Institute for Family Health.
I went on to complete specialized training and education in eating disorders through the Academy for Eating Disorders, IAEDP, the Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia, and more, and I've had professional supervision from two wonderful experts in the field: Lisa Pearl, MS, RD, CEDRD and Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD. I became a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor in 2015.
From 2015-2016, I also regularly consulted for Maven Digital Clinic, where I provided online nutrition counseling to women for wellness, chronic diseases, eating disorders, and more.
From 2014-2015, I worked with Eating Disorder Recovery Specialists, where I provided one-on-one meal support, recovery coaching, and cooking instruction to clients recovering from eating disorders.
Previously, I worked as a nutritionist for several wellness programs at the NYC Department of Health (DOH): In 2013, I helped improve food options in the city's private hospitals through the Healthy Hospital Food Initiative. In 2012, I was an advisor on the NYC Agency Food Standards, working with homeless shelters, senior centers, and other City facilities to develop more nutritious menus. I also played an instrumental role in creating nutrition standards for NYC's correctional institutions. In 2011, I was a nutrition educator for Stellar Farmers' Markets, a DOH program that offers nutrition workshops at markets in underserved communities. I began my work with the DOH in 2010, with a nutrition policy internship.
Prior to embarking on my second career as a nutritionist, I worked full-time as a magazine editor and freelance writer from 2003-2009, covering food, nutrition, and health. I was the online editor at Gourmet magazine, a senior editor at Plenty magazine, and a writer for various publications including CHOW and Natural Health.
Licensing & Certification
- RD registration #1077241 (Commission on Dietetic Registration)
- CDN license #008266 (New York State)
- Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor
- Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
- Association for Size Diversity and Health
- International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals
- International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians