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1811 Berkey Avenue, Goshen IN (574) - 971-1982

Education &

2014 - Present ServSafe Certified

August 2016 - Present Master of Science, Nutrition and Dietetics

Ball State University, Muncie, IN
GPA: 4.00/4.00

May 2016 Bachelor of Science, Nutrition and Dietetics

Ball State University, Muncie, IN
GPA: 4.00/4.00

May 2015 Study Abroad, Asia Pacific Field Study

Ball State University, Muncie, IN
Traveled to Singapore, Australia, Thailand and Malaysia, studying food and culture over the course of the
semester beforehand and during the 5-week trip.


2014 - 2016 Departmental Honors

Family and Consumer Science Department, Ball State University
Completed four independent projects in upper-level nutrition courses and an independent senior honors thesis:
Senior Honors Thesis: A 66-page report aiming to identify the perceptions toward, knowledge about,
resources used, and types of advice given by Certified CrossFit Trainers to their clients regarding sports
nutrition. Completed CITI training, received exemption from the BSU IRB, and created a Qualtrics survey.
Collected and analyzed the survey data using SPSS v.23.

2013 - 2016 Dean's List

Ball State University
6 semesters

May 2016 Outstanding Dietetics Senior Award

Ball State University
Nominated by and received this honor from the Nutrition & Dietetics Faculty


July 2017 - August 2017 Dietetic Intern - Community Rotation

Notre Dame University, Sports Nutrition
Conducted body composition analyses using the BOD POD
Designed nutrition education materials for post-practice recovery
Prepared post-practice recovery shakes
Stocked and organized inventory

May 2017 - July 2017 Dietetic Intern - Food Service Rotation

Goshen Hospital
Rotated through various positions in the kitchen
Organized materials and created policies for an upcoming Bare Audit
Took pictures and obtained dimensions of equipment in preparation for hospital expansion
Conducted daily test trays and tray passer audits
Completed a Food Safety Audit and HACCP Audit

April 2017 - May 2017 Dietetic Intern - Community Rotation

Northern Indiana Educational Services Center
Attended and participated in Wellness Policy meetings and workshops
Utilized the Smart Snack Calculator
Updated and added ingredients, recipes, and menus in the Nutrikids Software Program
Obtained and analyzed Child Nutrition (CN) Labels
Checked school menus for compliance with the U.S.D.A.'s requirements
Created an Excel database to use for building future school menus

January 2017 - April 2017 Dietetic Intern - Clinical Rotation

Goshen Hospital
Acknowledged triggers and assigned nutritional risks
Conducted nutrition assessments, follow-ups, nutrition-focused physical exams
Completed diet educations and nutrition supplement orders
Completed performance improvement projects
Designed nutrition education materials including bulletin boards and handouts
Presented an in-service on wound healing
Led a journal club on the effects of an inflammatory diet on bone health
Conducted a cooking demonstration for oncology patients

August 2016 - December Graduate Assistant

2016 Department of Nutrition and Health Science, Ball State University, Muncie, IN
Assisting professors with research projects, such as completing literature reviews
Evaluating the nutritional status of, analyzing Food Frequency Questionnaires for, and counseling National
Editing and publishing the Undergraduate Departmental Honors Thesis on CrossFit trainers
Organizing an on-campus nutrition lab
Updating departmental materials
Communicating with inter- and intra-professionals and peers

September 2014 - May 2016 Volunteer

IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss Center, Muncie, IN
Created and presented a Snacking discussion to a Medical Weight Loss class
Assisted an RD with an eight-week teenage bariatric program, PHLiP
Assessed daily food journals
Led mini food demonstrations
Prepared and gave lessons on healthy food habits
Guided clients food choices with encouragement and constructive criticism
Observed Lap-Band adjustments and monthly follow-up appointments

March 2014 - November Cooking Matters Volunteer Coordinator

2014 WIC Open Door Health Services, Muncie, IN
Led grocery store tours emphasizing nutritional value
Coordinated with WIC recipients to schedule and confirm scheduled tour dates
Delegated and assigned tour dates to volunteers
Recorded volunteers hours
Submitted paperwork to WIC
Stocked supplies for volunteers

August 2013 - March 2015 Student Worker, Data Entry

Ball State Parking Services, Muncie, IN
Composed and entered information into Excel documents.
Answered phones, sold parking permits, and balanced cash drawers
Copied and filed paperwork
Ran campus errands, organized and cleaned office

January 2013 Nanny

Genessa Hartford
Accompanied family of seven for a month-long Sabbatical throughout Europe
Looked after five children ages eight, six, five, three, and two
Assisted with food preparation, heavy lifting, and grocery shopping
Prepared children for day and nighttime

January 2011 - January Patient Care Coordinator

2012 Andry Medical Services, Bloomington, IN
Greeted patients upon arrival
Prepared and administered vaccines and medications
Obtained blood pressure, pulse, weight, and other patient vital signs
Reviewed medications and confirmed the patients appointment purpose
Completed patients office visit:
Collected payments
Scheduled follow-up appointments and referrals
Gathered samples, medications, and meal replacements
Copied, faxed, and filed paperwork
Responded to faxes, phone calls, pre-authorizations and refill requests
Completed daily breakdowns, inventory and restocking
Maintained a sanitary and organized environment


2014 - Present Alumni Member

Phi Upsilon Omicron Alpha Sigma
Family and Consumer Science national honors society for networking and community service opportunities

2013 - Present Student Member

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Receiving information from and staying current with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), signing
legislature, receiving access to scholarships, networking, and building professionalism

2014 - 2016 Student Liaison

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Relayed information between the AND and the Ball State Dietetics Association (BSDA). Coordinated with another
student liaison, attended BSDA meetings, stayed current with on-goings of both agencies, provided pictures and
updates to the AND, and recruited new student BSDA members.

2013 - 2016 Student Member

Ball State Dietetics Association
Student-led organization; socialized with and met Registered Dietitians, upper-classmen, and professors.


Mandy Puckett
IUH Ball Memorial Hospital Bariatric & MWL Center - Volunteer Supervisor and Practicum Preceptor
(765) 751-2608

Dr. Carol Friesen

BSU Nutrition & Dietetics - Advisor, Professor, and Departmental Honors Thesis Advisor
(765) 285-5925

Kim Pike
BSU Program Director of Nutrition & Dietetics - Instructor and Departmental Honors Project Mentor
(765) 285-9135

Dr. Jay Kandiah

BSU Nutrition & Dietetics - Professor, Departmental Honors Project Mentor, and Study Abroad Professor
(765) 285-6125

Dr. Amber Haroldson

BSU Nutrition & Dietetics - Professor and Departmental Honors Project Mentor
(765) 285-7940