My Credentials


I am a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) certified by the Commission of Dietetic Registration, the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In case you’re curious, an RDN is the same as an RD (registered dietitian), we have the option of using either name. I’m also a certified dietitian (CD) in Washington State and a licensed dietitian (LD) in Oregon.



I have a Master of Public Health degree in nutritional sciences from the University of Washington. I also completed the Graduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics, which provided the additional coursework and 1200+ hours of supervised practice experience necessary to become an RD or RDN.

My UW coursework included nutrition and metabolism, nutrition in acute care, nutrition in chronic disease, nutrition counseling, nutrition education, public health nutrition, food safety, maternal and infant nutrition, molecular gastronomy, nutrition research design, epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health and society and health. My prerequisite coursework included biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry and anatomy & physiology.

In January 2017 I earned my certification as an Intuitive Eating Counselor and in February 2019 I became a licensed Be Body Positive facilitator.

I also have a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from the University of Oregon. I minored in sociology.


Professional Affiliations

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), 2011 – 2022 (I am no longer a member due to AND’s entrenched weight bias and poor treatment of BIPOC dietitians and dietetic students)

Washington State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2011 – 2019

Oregon State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2019-present

Greater Seattle Dietetic Association (GSDA), 2011 – 2018

  • Media/Communications Chair, 2014 – 2018

The Center for Mindful Eating (TCME), 2011 – present

International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians, 2013 – present

Association for Size Diversity and Health (ADSAH), 2017-present)


Conferences + Additional Training

I’m addition to attending a bajillion conferences, I’ve also done professional training related to intuitive eating, mindful eating, motivational interviewing and Health At Every Size. Here’s a round-up:

  • Trauma-Informed Care training with Fiona Sutherland and Tracy Brown (2021-22)
  • Big-Hearted Embodiment training with Elizabeth Scott (2021)
  • Be Body Positive facilitator training (2019)
  • Body Image Training for Clinicians with Marci Evans and Fiona Sutherland (2018)
  • Core Concepts in Mindful Eating class series with Megrette Fletcher (2017)
  • Intuitive Eating training and supervision with Evelyn Tribole (2015-16)
  • Motivational Interviewing workshop with Molly Kellogg (2015)
  • Health at Every Size in Clinical Practice workshop at Be Nourished (2012)
  • Motivational Interviewing workshop at Be Nourished (2012)

Honors + Awards

Professional Development Student Award, Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetic Practice Group (DPG), Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, October 2013

Outstanding Student in Women’s Health, Women’s Health DPG, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, October 2013

Nutritional Sciences Outstanding Student, UW Nutritional Sciences Program, May 2013

Outstanding Student in a Coordinated Program, Washington State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, April 2013