Meet Our Intern Group

Alexa Walsh

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
I chose Marywood’s internship program because of how well known the nutrition and dietetics program is. I completed my undergraduate program at Penn State, and I really liked the idea of a smaller and more individualized program to continue my nutrition education. I know that Marywood’s DI program has all of the tools to set me up for a successful future as an RDN. I chose the field of nutrition and dietetics because I have always had a passion for food and wellness. I learned from a young age the importance of eating healthy and knowing exactly what I was putting into my body because of the sports I was involved in growing up. That has stuck with me and I knew I wanted to continue learning more about what the field of nutrition and dietetics was all about. My target area of practice is sports nutrition. I would love to be able to work with collegiate or professional athletes and teach them how to fuel their bodies properly in order to be as successful as possible in their sports.

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
I hope to take and pass the RDN exam before the end of summer 2020.




Alexandra Roe

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
I chose Marywood’s internship because of their emphasis on health and wellness promotion. I have always found an interest in that area. I chose the field of nutrition and dietetics because for as long as I can remember, I have always had an interest in wellness and health, as well as sports. The field of nutrition and dietetics aligns very well with these interests and passions and is ultimately why I chose this field. My target area of practice is either in a hospital setting (clinical) or working at a university with athletes and maybe even teaching.

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
My target date to take and pass the RDN exam is May or June of 2020.




Alison Kucharski

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
I am very excited to be joining a wonderful group of individuals that have become RDN's through Marywood! This program has a prestigious pass rate for the RDN exam, and values variety during the internship. I was thrilled to be chosen for the pre-select distance program. After completing my undergraduate degree in Exercise Science at the University of Scranton, I wanted more. I completed my Master's of Nutrition and Dietetics from Marywood in May of 2018, with my next goal being the RDN credential. I've also felt passionate about food and nutrition, but after a 2015 service trip to Haiti, I witnessed food insecurity, and the need for nutrition education on a more global scale. On a personal level...cooking, trying new recipes and spending time in the kitchen with my mom or at the dinner table with my family definitely helped push me towards this field! While I love so many aspects of nutrition and dietetics, I am hoping to enter the field of maternal and/or pediatric nutrition. After taking many courses, Dr. Erin O'Hora's Master's level maternal nutrition course filled my heart with such joy and my head with so many interesting facts. I'd love to work as an RD in an acute care setting for a period of time, and then transition to specialize and work with mothers and their children. I think mothers are the most incredible individuals, and having the chance to work with them before, during and after pregnancy to encourage proper nutrition and breastfeeding is my dream!

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
Upon completing the internship in May of 2020...aka as soon as I possibly can! I can't wait to start practicing and join our profession.




Allyson Gavel

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
I chose Marywood's Internship Program because I liked how it seemed like such a close knit department. The professors seemed to genuinely care about their student's success. I had also heard great things about Marywood as a whole. I chose the field of nutrition and dietetics because I think it is the future. I believe so many diseases and conditions can not only be treated but also prevented by the proper nutrition. I have seen nutrition change the overall well-being of so many individuals and I wanted to be a part of that. I would eventually love to work in a clinical setting and specialize in oncology nutrition. I think these patients in particular can benefit so much from adequate nutrition.

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
I plan to take and pass the RDN exam upon graduating in May 2020




Amanda Amodol

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
I chose Marywood’s Internship Program because it focuses more on being proactive with nutrition in terms of keeping good health. I want to learn how to help people use nutrition to keep them healthy so that they can accomplish all they want to in their life, and I know that at Marywood, I will do that. I chose the field of nutrition and dietetics because I know that it is something that a lot of people struggle with. The trends are always changing and it can be difficult to navigate. I want to help guide people through the changing trends and teach them how to use nutrition as a way to reach their goals. My target area of practice is sports. In the future I would like to be a sports dietitian for either a collegiate or professional sports program.

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
I am hoping to take and pass the RDN exam shortly after graduating in May.




Amanda Berardi

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
I was lucky enough to be chosen by Marywood’s Internship Program during the 2nd round match. Being a distance track intern is so convenient for me because I can create my own schedule. I am able to live at home, work, take online classes, and pick locations for supervised practice. I am so thankful for this program, my peers, and my wonderful professors. I chose the field of Nutrition and Dietetics because of my passion for health, as well as helping others accomplish their personal goals. My target areas of practice are Maternal & Child Nutrition, Research, and Sports Nutrition.

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
I plan to take and pass the RDN exam following the internship.




Andrea Santoro

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
I chose Marywood’s Internship program because it afforded me the opportunity to pursue my career as an RDN while simultaneously obtaining a Master’s degree. I was also attracted to Marywood’s core values and successful program design. The field of nutrition and dietetics has been something I have been independently researching on my own throughout my previous career as an educator as well as in my jobs worked in the food service industry. I felt that a career as an RDN would allow me to combine the skills from my previous professions and still allow me to help and to teach people outside of the traditional classroom setting. I am hoping to use my experiences to guide me toward a target area of practice in the field. I am very interested in prenatal nutrition, MNT and working with bariatric surgery patients.

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
My target date for the RDN exam is May 2020.




Chelcie Kurzontkowski

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
The longest week of my life was waiting for second round match day to arrive after not receiving a first-round match. As a non-traditional student who was limited to DI and MSDI locations, I never considered applying to a distance program. I received a call from Stephanie the afternoon of second-round match. She asked me about why she should consider myself as an MSDI student for the program at Marywood. I told her I was a dedicated student who was focused on achieving my goals as an RD and CDE. My life path led me back to school, and I was here for a reason, to help others live longer healthier lives’. At the end of our phone interview, Stephanie offered me a slot in the DE, and I was ecstatic to accept. I knew Marywood was the university for me and I was confident that I would have the best possible learning experience with strong leadership to support my goals.

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
August 2020




Corrine Shaffer

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
I chose Marywood’s internship program because of the reputable Nutrition and Dietetics department. The program was particularly appealing to me because of its concentration in health promotion and wellness, and because I was able to complete my Master’s in Nutrition alongside the dietetic internship. I could not be happier with my decision to choose Marywood, as it has far exceeded my expectations. I am confident that this internship program will prepare me to reach my professional goals. I chose the field of nutrition and dietetics because I have always been fascinated with the way food can affect the body and performance. In the future, I would like to work in the community nutrition field.

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
I plan to take the RDN exam in the summer of 2020, after the completion of both my Master’s degree and Dietetic Internship.




Elizabeth Gagliano

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
I chose Marywood's internship program because of the amazing opportunity to earn a Master's degree as well as its ability to help prepare me to take the RDN exam. The Nutrition Department at Marywood is known for their exceptional faculty and staff as well as their curriculum so it was simple for me to choose this internship. I chose the field of nutrition and dietetics because I want to make a difference in people's lives. Food is something that unites people, no matter who you are and I love that I can be a part of that. I also love food and being around food, so it's fitting that I chose this field. My target area of practice is either pediatric oncology or sports nutrition. I have also recently been interested in nutrition counseling.

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
My target date to pass the RDN exam is shortly after I graduate in May 2020!




Emily Pascoe

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
I chose Marywood University because of the overall sense of community and support offered by my peers and the professors. I knew previous interns at Marywood and they had nothing but good things to say about the program! I feel as though the program is rigorous and provides you with the skills needed to successfully complete and pass the RD exam, but also to be successful in the nutrition world. I will complete my M.S. in nutrition by the end of May2020.

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
My target date to take and pass the RD exam is by the end of summer 2020, and to go forward as a dietitian working in behavioral or women's health




Emily Hellam

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
I chose Marywood University so I could complete my Dietetic Internship and Master's Degree from the comfort of my hometown. Nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle have always been a huge part of my life as a runner. It only made sense to study what I love in college and when I learned what RDN's do I knew it was the career path for me. My goal is to open my own private practice and help patients with a variety of disease states to manage their illnesses.

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
Upon graduation, I will focus all of my time to studying for the RDN exam and I plan to complete the exam by the end of summer 2020.




Heather Barker

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
I chose Marywood's internship program because it had a distance program so I could live at home during school. And I had previous classmates who had went to Marywood for this program and they all loved it, and said the school really prepared them for the RD exam. I chose this field because I have always been interested in how food is the best medicine someone can give themselves, and I love to help people and make changes in people's lives. I believe that just by eating right anyone's health can get better. My target area of practice is to work with those who suffer from eating disorders.

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
I plan on taking the exam before the end of the year 2020!




Kate Foley-Conklin

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
I chose Marywood's internship program because of many reasons. I loved the opportunity to apply to a pre-select spot from previously being a Marywood DPD/MS student. I loved my time spent in the combined DPD/MS program, so wanting to continue my education in dietetics at Marywood was a no-brainer. I liked the concentrations of the rotations, not too heavily focused in one area, but a broad sense of what RDNs truly do in the field. I feel Marywood's program will help prepare me for the RDN exam and my future as a Dietitian. I am a non-traditional student. I graduated the University of Scranton with a BS in Community Health Education in 2016. I loved my nutrition courses in that major, and yearned for more. I studied how to find a career in nutrition, and luckily, the University of Scranton was down the road from Marywood, and found their combination program. I instantly knew this is what I wanted to do with my career when I took my first couple classes at Marywood. Nutrition, science, and working with people all interest me, and so this field made sense. I am striving to become an RDN grounded in the weight-inclusive paradigm, in any area of practice that I end up in. The field of nutrition is so large that I can see myself doing a number of things. I enjoy diabetes education, I have a lot of interest in working with pregnant moms and breastfeeding, and I'd love to continue working with the food insecure population which I have a lot of experience in. But, my ultimate career goal is to have a private practice and work with eating disorders and those who are struggling with their relationship with food. I feel as dietitians, we have such an important role in working and preventing disordered eating. I also have very strong weight-inclusive values, which will heavily reflect in my private practice.

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
I am hoping to take and pass the RDN exam in May/June of 2020!




Kathleen Richards

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
I chose Marywood’s internship program because I liked that it had both the internship and the master’s program with it. The goals of the program also aligned with the goals that I want as a nutrition professional. I thought Marywood was a good fit to help me continue learning about the dietetic field and help in preparing me for my future. I became interested in nutrition originally because I read a book about the science of it and it really piqued my interest. After that I started looking more into it and found that I liked the subject. I wanted to have a job where I would be helping people in some way, so I decided to major in it. I would like to work somewhere in the clinical field. I’m still not sure exactly where, but I’m hoping the experience throughout the internship will clear that up for me.

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
I would like to take it soon after completion of the program in May 2020.




Katya Wolf

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
I loved the idea of being able to complete my Master's in Nutrition alongside the dietetic internship. The fact Marywood University is also very well known for its Nutrition and Dietetics program was also a plus! This program is unique not only by the duel track and inclusion of various rotations, but the nutrition department goes above and beyond to help their students succeed and educate them to be the best they can be. As a lifelong athlete, I have always been interested in health and fitness. My fascination with nutrition and the importance it plays in our health comes from my own athletics and passion for health and wellness. I want to be able to help others learn and achieve their ideal healthy lifestyle. I would like to work with a variety of athletes, individuals, and demographics to increase performance and overall health in the community where I live.

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
I plan to take the RDN exam by before the end of summer 2020.




Makenna Cummings

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
I chose Marywood’s internship program because I was able to start the classes during my senior year of undergrad. This allowed me to cut down on the time I would have spent getting a Masters degree at another school. I went to Marywood for my undergrad and the staff was amazing to work with. I wanted to make sure my grad professors were similar, but now they are the same ones from my undergrad! Marywood is also one of the top schools for the nutrition program, which is an added plus. I chose the field of nutrition because I have a passion for food. I used to want to be be a chef or baker when I was little but I then realized my passion was for more than just food itself. As I started to take nutrition courses, I became more and more interested in the subject and everything it has to offer. My target field of practice is neonatal and pediatric dietetics.

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
My target date to take and pass the RDN exam is June 2020.




Malaya Mount

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
I felt so comfortable and in place after speaking with the department staff that I knew this would be a great place of support, growth, and encouragement. I was also very attracted to the Masters combined program. With regulations changing in 2024 this gives us the opportunity to begin our career in dietetics already holding a higher education status. I have been fascinated with nutrition since the beginning of my teenage years and knew that going into higher education this is what I wanted to pursue. I grew up in a small village in New Zealand that really shaped my thoughts around foods, nutrition, lifestyle, and sourcing. When I moved to the United States, I kept reading health books in my free time and the more I learned the more I wanted to know. I am very driven by the power we have in using food to influence how we feel. Pediatrics, and more specifically focusing on metabolic and liver disease. I currently work on a Glycogen Storage Disease unit and have become very dedicated to the medical nutrition therapy for this population.

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
May of 2020 right after I complete my rotations and graduate with my MS! I can’t wait to begin this next step.




Malorie Siperko

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
I chose Marywood’s Dietetic Internship program because it offered the paired master’s degree and internship which is something I was looking for as well as offering the area of Dietetics that I am interested in and the ability to explore other areas and expand my horizons. I also chose Marywood because although it is a long way from home (Illinois), I am getting the chance to explore a new place and new opportunities and for that I could not be happier. One year later and I am still as excited about this journey and being at Marywood as I was the day I accepted my invitation into Marywood’s Internship program! I chose the field of nutrition and dietetics because growing up I was always extremely active whether it be basketball, volleyball, ice less hockey, or track; as was my family. So, when my dad underwent a sleeve gastrectomy in 2012 it came as a shock to me that someone in my family was in bad health as I always knew my dad was big but not that he was on the verge of death. I observed my father through the process of changing his life and watching him lose weight and gain knowledge on health and living a healthy lifestyle. I witnessed first-hand how important our health is and how recognizing poor food choices and lack of exercise can impact your life in such a significant way. That was when I decided to change my major from interior design to nutrition and dietetics and have been in love ever since. My goal is to become a Certified Diabetes Educator as well as, work as a Clinical Dietitian.

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
I plan to graduate in May of 2020, and I would love to sit for the exam by August of 2020 and of course PASS so I can finally persue my dreams!




Mary Beth Tranovich

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
I chose the Marywood Internship because it is close to the place I call home, Greenfield Township. It also was one of the only programs that offers a Masters degree in Nutrition while being an onsite track. Additionally, I knew Marywood University had one of the best programs in the nation. I chose to pursue a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics because I have always enjoyed helping people in need. I also am very passionate about how food and nutrition affect our health and well-being, and how they can be used to treat and prevent many diseases and illnesses. I am interested in several areas of nutrition, so it is difficult to narrow my target practice down to one aspect I have always been interested in outpatient nutrition counseling and education, and also renal disease nutrition.

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
I plan on graduating from Marywood University in May 2020. As soon as I become eligible to take the exam, I plan on taking it.




Megan Houchin

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
I chose Marywood because of their outstanding reputation and because it allowed me to use the distance option to remain in the Seattle area. I was also focused on finding a program that offered the Masters degree as well as the dietetic internship. This program will allow me to remain competitive once the accreditation guidelines for RDNs take effect. I began pursuing my passion with food by attending culinary school at The Art Institute of Seattle and gained my Associate’s degree in Baking and Pastry. This experience helped grow my interest and taught me many valuable techniques, but I soon realized that my passion for food did not stop with preparation and decoration. I wanted to learn more about food science and ways to help educate the public on eating well. I attended a DPD program at Seattle Pacific University where I learned more about dietetics and the many options I will have in the field. I want to practice in food systems management where I will be able to combine my dietetics skills with my culinary arts background. I hope to someday manage the food systems at a large school district where I can help teach kids to eat well!

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
I hope to pass my RDN exam upon graduation in May 2020.




Nicole Lignos

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
I am very grateful to be a part of Marywood Universities dietetic internship program, especially since I was matched second round. Marywood has an excellent distance program, which allows you to complete your internship and graduate degree all together without having to relocate. At first, I was reluctant to take online classes for the first time, especially at a graduate level. However, since Marywood is a small school the coordinators and professors are just great and really take the time to communicate and help us students. Therefore, I do not regret my decision and would definitely recommend Marywood’s program to other future dietetic interns looking to well prepare themselves for the RDN exam. Nutrition is always something I’ve had a passion and interest for. Even when I was back in high school, I was always helping friends and athletes count macronutrients, meal prep, and reach their fitness goals. Doing this gave me satisfaction in itself. Therefore, once I learned that I could make a career out something I love and that dietitians were in high demand, my decision was easily made. Nutrition is the route to many health problems, which is why I want to contribute and help our country improve. My target area of practice is sports nutrition and weight loss. More specifically, I want to eventually work with children or in schools to try and help prevent child obesity.

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
I plan to take the RDN exam by the end of summer 2020.




Nicole Barnabe

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
Prior to learning more about the program, my friend Amanda told me about her amazing experience here at Marywood and told me to apply at the very least. After looking further into the program, I loved the ability to earn my Master’s and work towards my goal of becoming an RD. When I was younger, I was extremely overweight and malnourished because of my lack of knowledge and heritage. In high school, I lost approximately 50 pounds due to disordered eating. Going into college, I worked hard to understand the food and physical activity that went into my body, which is when I decided to switch my major from mathematics to dietetics. In the future, I would like to work with individuals struggling with eating disorders.

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
I hope to take the RDN exam on a date after May 2020.




Rachelle Woodhouse

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
The main reason for choosing Marywood’s internship program is because I was grateful enough to be an undergraduate nutrition major at Marywood University and experience all of the benefits that came along with that. It would have been hard to leave such an amazing program with great professors and fantastic learning experiences in and out of the classroom. With that being said, I know that the Master’s and Dietetic Internship Program through Marywood was the perfect fit and I can’t wait to see what the future holds as I continue my education through Marywood. When I was just 18 years old I had found my love for the field of nutrition and dietetics. I am now about to finish my 4th year at Marywood, and throughout these 4 years I have found that my passion for nutrition and dietetics has grown significantly. I am so grateful to have found something I love and will be spending the rest of my life doing. I have always had a deeper desire of wanting to help others accomplish proper health and wellness, and I knew that the field of nutrition and dietetics was filled with a wide array of opportunities to do make that happen. Once I become a RDN, my career goals are to first start off in a clinical setting. Specifically, I would like to work in a pediatric department and work with kids. After all, children are our future, and if we can improve their health using nutrition knowledge they can live longer and healthier lives. Another goal of mine is I wish to become a Lactation Consultant and work in women’s health. The term “breastfeeding” is sometimes scary to women and a lot of people opt out of breastfeeding their children because they lack knowledge in this area. I want to be able to help women and encourage them to breastfeed, as I am a firm believer it consists of many benefits for a child’s overall health and wellness. My biggest goal and passion is to become a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD). Personally, I have been an athlete my whole life, and I love the significance nutrition plays when it comes to an athletes overall health and performance.

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
I would like to take a couple weeks off after I complete my internship because I think giving yourself a break is important. I plan on studying for 4 weeks after my break and then taking the RDN exam, so probably sometime in July 2020.




Samantha Jansen

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
I love to learn, especially about nutrition and always wanted to further my education. Marywood's DI Program was the best fit for me because it combines the Master's in Nutrition and dietetic internship. What stood out to me was the continued graduate coursework alongside completing our rotations, allowing us to learn in the books and then apply it hands on. From a young age, body image, nutrition, and health have been a struggle for myself, dealing with food allergies and PCOS. I am passionate about nutrition and absolutely love interacting with patients, making the field of nutrition my desired career pathway. I have narrowed down my choices of practice after many years of learning about nutrition. I aspire to be a clinical RD in the area of eating disorders, gastroenterology, and/or pediatrics.

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
I plan to take and pass the RDN exam a few months after finishing Marywood's DI Program around July 2020.




Samantha Huber

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
I chose Marywood’s Dietetic Internship program because I completed my graduate degree at Marywood and I wanted to continue to be a part of the family of dietitians that come from Marywood. Marywood has a phenomenal curriculum and professors that really strive to see you succeed. There was no hesitation in my decision to continue my education in this field at Marywood. Additionally, the program’s focus is another reason I chose Marywood. A concentration in health promotion and wellness will allow me to take my career in a variety of directions. I chose the field of nutrition and dietetics because I have always had a love for the medical field and food. I love cooking, eating a healthy well-balanced diet, and exploring grocery stores probably way more than the average person. Also, my undergraduate degree is in Biology with a concentration in pre-physician assistant. While completing my undergraduate degree I realized that becoming a physician assistant wasn’t my true passion. While doing some research I stumbled upon Marywood’s Nutrition and Dietetics program and knew this is where I belonged. I was finally able to tie all of my passions into one career. Currently, my target area of practice is either sports nutrition or community nutrition. Both of these areas of nutrition hold a lot of value to me, and I believe that once I go through Marywood’s internship program I will be able to get a better view of which area I want to focus on.

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
My target date to take and pass the RDN exam is July 2020. I plan to finish Marywood’s DI program in May 2020, so hopefully I am able to take and pass the exam shortly after.




Summer Naughton

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
I chose Marywood’s internship program because I felt that I would get on the job examples along with science to back up nutritional mechanisms learned in the classroom. I also chose Marywood because I was able to stay local so that I can one day serve my local community. I chose the nutrition and dietetics field because it is fulfilling for me to help people. I am excited to be able to nourish people, prevent disease, and help alleviate symptoms of disease. I want to take care of people with compassion just like I would want my family members taken care of. My target area of practice is long term care. That way I have more time with the patients to get to know them and to better nourish them. I love making connections with patients and I think long term care is the best place to do that.

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
It is my goal to take the RD exam within two months of graduating from Marywood’s program.




Tara Moran

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
After being encouraged by numerous professors at my undergraduate institution to apply to this prestigious program, I could not have been more content with my decision. Not only does Marywood's program allow the flexibility of completing rotations almost anywhere, but it allows you to complete graduate coursework simultaneously, as well as at your own pace. Growing up in a home filled with foodies, nutrition was always a major component in my life. My family has always been health conscious. After graduating with my first degree I was uncertain of what my next step was. Then my passion for nutrition and dietetics escalated when I stepped foot into my first nutrition course. I fell in love with the aspect of human nutrition entirely. Two years down the road, I was graduating with my second degree, a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and Nutrition. Now one year later, here I am turning my passion into a career path. It is a dream of mine to specialize in the pediatric population. I am ecstatic to participate in the internship rotations to solidify my career choice.

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
I plan to take and pass the RDN exam soon after completing my rotations in the summer or fall of 2020.




Tess Capobianco

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
I chose Marywood’s internship program because I have been a Marywood student since 2016 and I have always felt that they offer an excellent nutrition and dietetics program. The staff in the department is extremely helpful and well-educated on the field of nutrition and dietetics, and I wanted to continue on to my Master’s degree with the same staff I have been with through my undergrad classes. I have had a great experience here at Marywood during my undergraduate and now into my graduate career, and I think it will be beneficial to participate in this internship program while simultaneously finishing up my graduate classes. I initially chose the field of nutrition and dietetics because of my own personal struggle with my nutritional health in the past. As I started learning about nutrition, I have developed a passion for food and how nutrition works in the body and can affect certain disease states. I want to help others to be able to use food and understand it as determinant of their health. I would like to work in the clinical setting, either with children or with a focus on eating disorders.

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
I plan on taking my RDN exam in the summer of 2020, after I have completed my Masters and internship.




Victoria Kaleycik

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
I chose Marywood’s internship program because my undergraduate career at Marywood showed me how dedicated the university is to students’ success and empowerment. I was confident that I would receive a thorough understanding of all dietetic practice areas. I chose the field of nutrition and dietetics because I care about people’s well-being and development into the best version of themselves. I want to empower changes in mind, body, and soul to ensure that my patients receive well-rounded healthcare. My target area of practice is nutrition education, and I hope to work with the government to improve nutrition curricula in the school system.

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
My target date to take and pass the RDN exam is August 2020.