I have been a dietitian for over 20 years. I graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management and then went on to get my Master's degree in Nutrition at Texas Woman's University in the Texas Medical Center.
I have worked in different types of settings. I started my career as a dietitian in the hospital setting and then went to a clinic setting. In these setting most of my experience was with the adult population, which was mostly weight loss and diabetes education. Then in 2002 I took a job with Early Childhood Intervention were I worked with children with all types of disabilities and nutritional challenges. From my 9 years of experience working with children I learned so much on how we as parents set the stage for a child's eating habits and patterns. In 2011, I decided to leave Early Childhood Intervention and start my own practice.
In 2010, I also went on to take the exam to be a Certified Personal Trainer, I started teaching a Boot Camp and doing personal training.
Currently, I am an Adjunct Professor at Texas Southern University teaching Nutrition and food service courses. I enjoy teaching because I feel like I get to pass on my knowledge to the future of a profession that I am truly passionate about. Teaching at a HBCU is important to me, I want to give these students the opportunity to be successful in their pursuit of a career in nutrition and dietetics.
I really enjoy exercising and feel it is an important part of staying healthy and maintaining a healthy weight.