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Zach Cordell, MS, RDN

In my job, I teach our introductory human nutrition course to students as a general course, nursing pre-req, or science requirement. As part of my job I work on scholarly work (books and podcasts), speaking at conferences, and mentoring students through clubs and other college activities. My job gives me a lot of freedom to work on projects that I find helpful to our profession and the public.

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Diana Reid, MPH, RD

I have a pretty non-traditional career path, as I started out in another field altogether and changed careers in my 40s. I think being a second career dietitian has made me very savvy in terms of business and entrepreneurship and knowing how to present and market myself. I also have a strong sense of who I am and what I have to offer. After graduate school, I worked as a dietitian in a community health center and was quickly promoted to lead the entire staff of dietitians across the organization. I don’t think this would have happened without my previous experience in management and leadership from my prior career.

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Brianna Elliott, MS, RD, LD

My main responsibilities are to help with the planning and nutrition analysis of our 9 different menus and provide nutrition education and counseling to our clients. My job also involves a lot of community nutrition outreach—a couple of my favorite aspects of this are helping run our Summer Meals Program and helping our chefs plan our monthly cooking classes.

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Stephanie Hnatiuk RD, CDE, PTS

I’m so passionate about what Dietitians do because we understand that there is no one best diet or way of eating for everyone. We can see beyond fads and trends in wellness and dieting and truly see the client sitting in front of us and figure out what’s best for THEM. Because we all have to experience a wide variety of clinical areas as interns I think it really demonstrates the vast array of nutrition therapies we might one day need to help a patient, client, or resident optimize their health. 

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Lacy Ngo, MS, RD

As the sole owner of Mindfulness in Faith and Food, LLC my tasks include everything from writing posts, budgeting, business accounting, promoting, graphic design, fixing website issues, staying up-to-date in research, recipe testing, etc.

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Meg Hagar, MS, RD, CDN, CLT, CHHP

I started as a licensed esthetician and found that often diet plays a huge role in the appearance and function of our skin. Through my studies I learned how much of a basis nutrition is for optimal functioning of all organs and health. I decided I wanted to help people on a deeper level and help them heal from the inside out.

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