I'm a nationally recognized nutrition expert with extensive nutrition strategy, education, communications, and event planning experience.
I consult for organizations focused on innovative approaches to creating a healthier and more sustainable food environment, including food brands, commodity boards, industry associations, advocacy organizations, food service and hospitality providers, public relations and marketing agencies, and food system collaborations. My expertise is in helping organizations define the nutrition strategy and platform best suited to their mission and contribution to the marketplace, thereby creating seamless alignment among every step of the product/service life cycle—from innovation to brand positioning and messaging to sales and marketing strategy to operations and consumer and stakeholder engagement.
As a food and nutrition communicator, I educate the public and other food and health professionals through spokesperson work, public speaking, writing, and media interviews. I teach industry thought leaders and stakeholders through private consult and industry panel discussions.
I'm a former national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. As a savvy communicator, I have conducted 1,000+ interviews to provide food and nutrition expertise to top media outlets, including various ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox news station affiliates, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Huffington Post, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Chicago Tribune, O The Oprah Magazine, Parade, Eating Well, Fitness, Shape, Women’s Health, MSNBC, CNN, and many more.
I'm a contributing editor to Food Management magazine and freelance for other media outlets. I serve as a Scientific/Medical Advisory Council Member for Beyond Celiac, Advisory Board member for Delicious Living magazine, Advisory Board member for the #GiveHealthy movement, Culinary Council member for the Sterling-Rice Group, and sit on the Board of Directors for the Garden School Foundation in Los Angeles.
I graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Emory University in Atlanta, GA with a B.A. in Biology and a concentration in pre-medical studies. I earned my M.S. degree in Nutrition Education from Columbia University and completed my dietetic internship there. To round out my food and nutrition experience, I earned my natural chef certification at Bauman College in Boulder, CO.