I completed the Didactic Program in Dietetics and obtained my B.S of Science in Nutrition at University of North Florida graduating cum laude. While at UNF, I spent 3 weeks abroad in Italy studying the Mediterranean diet and agricultural practices. I went on to complete Florida Hospital’s Dietetic Internship Program, which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). I am certified in Functional Diagnostic Nutrition (FDN) and have practical and increasing knowledge on intestinal permeability, or "leaky gut". I have a true appetite for life, enjoying activities such as kayaking, recreational and intentional exercise, running leisurely or organized racing, camping and traveling. My profession is also my passion- applying diet to the healing process and providing patients with the tools to take back responsibility for their health. I am genuine, listen with intention and easily connect with people in a unique and life-enriching manner.