Chelsea Cross RD, MAN, BSc., BASc.

My education includes 2 Bachelors (BASc. in Nutrition and BSc in psychology) and a Masters of Applied Nutrition (MAN) that included various internships. I continue to educate myself through self-directed learning and also through attending various conferences in my areas of specialty/interest.

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Kara Ignasiak, MS, RDN, CD

There is SO much that RDs can do and so many areas that we can bring value to outside of the typical RD positions.  Networking and building relationships is also extremely important to finding unique jobs in the field.  I would not have found the role I have today if it were not for the connections I made during my graduate studies and AmeriCorps service.

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Mindy Black MS, RD, CSSD, CPT; Samantha Previte, RD, LDN, CPT; Lauren Smith MS, RD, LDN and Whitney Hochstetler, MS, RD, LDN

I cold-called Mindy Black (other co-owner of Dietitians of Palm Valley) who at the time owned Mindy Black Nutrition. We had very parallel career paths: counseling, sports, and the grocery store experience. After speaking with Mindy, I moved to Florida to partner with her, co-created Dietitians of Palm Valley, and continued to grow our practice into what it is today.

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Karen D. Corbin, PhD, RD

I have a dual career. My primary focus is translational research related to nutrition and enterohepatic metabolism. My side hustle is scientific communications. I have a company called Geeks That Speak® that is dedicated to inspiring and empowering scientists and other “geeks” to become powerful storytellers to accelerate the transition from idea to solution.

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