Meet Our Intern Group

Deema Abdoh

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
I chose Marywood's internship because of the flexibility it offers its students through its distance track program. I believe interning locally can be very beneficial and educational. Learning how to network and establishing relationships with local professionals in the field is the best way to start a career and this program allows you to do so!

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
I hope to take and pass the RDN exam by July 2018.




Tiana Becker

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
I chose Marywood's internship to do my rotations in the comfort of my hometown, Salt Lake City. Additionally, I love Marywood's motto and their connection of faith and education. As a recent graduate of Pepperdine University, I know the importance of a Christian liberal arts college by striving to connect these values to better the lives of the students and their surrounding communities.

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
My target date to finish the rotations would be by June 1, 2018 and then take and pass the exam by August 1.




Christina Bedetta

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
I chose Marywood's Dietetic Internship due to its offering of a strong distance program that includes courses and tests which, in addition to the supervised practice hours, thoroughly prepare interns to take the RD exam and become successful Registered Dietitians.

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
My target date to take and pass the RDN exam is the first available date that I can after completing the dietetic internship program.




Nicolette Bernabeu

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
I chose Marywood University’s Dietetic Internship because of their emphasis, Health Promotion and Wellness concentration! During my undergraduate, I developed a huge appreciation for the area of community nutrition by participating in as many volunteer opportunities as I could. Each volunteer experience exposed me to a variety of populations and allowed me provide nutrition education in several different ways. I wanted to be part of an internship with a similar concentration so I can expand and put my skills to use.

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
Since I should complete my internship by the end of May/beginning of June, I would to take time to prepare and study for the RDN exam and take it mid-July and beginning of August.




Shelby Boxell

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
Marywood University was recommended to me by a professor, who also attended Marywood University for her Dietetic Internship. The Marywood University internship was appealing to me because it had a distance track which allowed me to stay close to family and friends while becoming an RDN.

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
I would like to take and pass the RDN exam by the summer of 2018.




Jessica Ebert

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
When I received the phone call from Marywood offering me a slot in their program I was so thankful I pressed forward and participated in the second round match. For me, the best thing about Marywood’s DI internship program is their distance track option. As a mother of triplets this is very important to me. I needed to find a program that I allowed me to be close to my kids.

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
I hope to take and pass the RDN exam within a year of completing my dietetic internship with Marywood University.




Lia Facchine

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
I chose Marywood’s internship program for a number of reasons. Mainly, the distance option allowed me to stay with my husband and children and complete the program in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. A distance internship requires a lot of work, being charged with the task of finding your own rotation sites. But it is worth the ability to choose your concentrations and the settings in which you would like to work. Marywood’s curriculum also gives the foundation and preparedness to work with many other facets of community nutrition, should my career take a different course in the future.

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
I anticipate sitting for the RD exam within one month of finishing up the program. I expect to have completed the last of my rotations by mid-May 2018, so my target goal is to sit for the RD exam by the end of June 2018.




Connor Forlini

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
I choose Marywood for multiple reasons, but the main reason was it offered graduate school attached with the DI program. Marywood is also one of the closer internships I applied to and provides the college environment rather than just a hospital setting.

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
My goal is to take the exam during my second year of graduate school when I am working on finishing my degree.




Austin Gott

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
I chose Marywood’s internship because they offer a sports nutrition and exercise science master’s degree program. During my undergrad, I took genuine interest in the sports nutrition and exercise science classes. I liked those classes so much I decided to minor in sports nutrition.

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
My target date to take and pass the RDN exam is June 25, 2018. This will be a nice gift to myself on my birthday.




Shelby Grande

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
The concentration was the most appealing to me. Taking graduate credits during the internship will further challenge me. The location and description of the rotation on the website pulled me in, especially the PEDs rotation!

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
I am still considering staying and finishing the master's program. But as of now, I would like to take the RDN exam upon completion of the internship.




Jordan Holliday

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
I chose Marywood's Distance Dietetic Internship because it offers the ability for my permanent life in Southwest Michigan to grow while not forcing long distance travel or moving. I appreciate that they allow me to grow within my community while gaining the experience and knowledge of a typical onsite internship.

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
I plan to take the RDN exam by July 2018 or as soon as possible following the completion of my distance internship.




Jennifer Houser

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
I chose Marywood because the distance program gives me the flexibility to work and live in my hometown while completing my rotations. I was drawn to the program because of its concentration in health promotion and wellness, and I am excited to implement a wellness program as a component of my internship.

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
My birthday is in August, so my goal is to take (and pass!) the RDN exam before my birthday next year. It will be the best birthday present to myself yet!




Molly Jones

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
The nutrition departments passion and energetic attitude is what attracted me to enroll in Marywood University’s M.S. in Nutrition program. The internships Health Promotion and Wellness concentration, along with the choice rotation is what made me eager to apply to this dietetic internship. Upon completion of my internship, I plan to continue my career in the Scranton area. I chose Marywood University because having the opportunity to learn from local dietitians will better prepare me for a career in Northeastern PA.

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
I would like to take a month off after the internship to prepare myself to take and successfully pass the RDN exam.




Sydnie Leroy

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
I chose the Marywood internship because as a current graduate student I have already come to know that the University has a very high-quality Nutrition program that has prepared me well for the challenges of the internship. I loved the idea of my education and internship being continuous and wanted to continue to work with the excellent faculty at Marywood. I have had the pleasure to work closely with some of the professors and feel that Marywood’s internship program was the most likely to focus on my individual goals and ambitions.

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
I am hoping to take and pass the RND exam in May of 2018.




Faith Lumpkin

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
Marywood’s internship immediately appealed to me because of the many aspects the program offers. I liked the idea that as an intern I am able to go through each of my rotations but also be enrolled in graduate level courses. I knew Marywood’s program would prepare me to be a future leader in the field and give me the resources to reach my full potential.

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
I would like to take the RD exam ideally after completion of the internship. This would allow me to take a month or two to study for the exam and pass by the summer of 2018.




Jing Luo

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
I chose the Dietetic Internship Program at Marywood University is inspired by my research and nutrition education work experiences I discovered my strong interest in the promotion of health and wellness. Marywood University is a great facility with a wide range of educational resources.

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
My target date to take and pass the RDN exam is right after the completion of the dietetic internship at Marywood University.




Jordyn Metchikoff

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
I chose Marywood University because they offer a great Dietetic Internship program that allows me to work with preceptors close to home and tailor my choices to areas of study that I am interested in. Marywood's goal of, "developing proficient professionals who are proactive in scholarship and leadership" is a mission that resonates with me and I am honored to be a part of their program.

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
Upon expected completion of the Dietetic Internship in May, I plan on taking and passing the RD exam the following June.




Christine Ovalle

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
I chose Marywood because it has a reputation for excellence, demonstrated by its goals and outcomes of “100% of the students achieve a pass rate of 80% on the programs final exam” distinction. Needless to say, hearing from past interns stating that the program really prepared them well for their first job is really comforting.

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
Ideally, my goal is to take and pass the RD exam within a month of completion of my Dietetic Internship.




Marlo Paredes

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
The Mission of Marywood University Dietetic Internship specifically states that it will prepare dietetic interns "to respect individuality and exhibit flexibility for best collaborative practices in emerging health and human service needs in a multicultural, interdependent, global environment" and that is the world and the career field I want to work in. I want to be prepared to contribute to the diverse world we live in and help any and everyone!

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
I aim to complete the MU Distance program by the beginning of March 2018 and take the RDN exam immediately thereafter.




Megan Ray

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
I chose Marywood because they offer a quality dietetic internship program that has a Health Promotion and Wellness concentration. I figured that is great because I am already pursuing a graduate degree in Community Nutrition. My father had poorly managed type II diabetes and hypertension. Seeing him struggle with his weight and polypharmacy made me realize that I wanted to work with food and pursue a dietetic career.

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
I plan to take the RDN exam the earliest I can in May 2018.




Mallory Salvi

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
I chose Marywood's internship because it provided the option of a distance program. This is convenient for me because I live in Ohio and am currently in graduate school. Also, my professors recommended that I apply for distance programs out of Ohio.

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
My target date to take and pass the RDN exam is next summer after I finish the distance dietetic internship and graduate school.




Emily Sinn

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
I chose Marywood’s Distance Dietetic Internship for many reasons. First of all, choosing a distance program allows me the flexibility to live from home and choose my rotation sites locally, which was very appealing to me. Also, being able to start taking Graduate coursework was a huge plus when considering Dietetic Internships because I had always planned to continue my education and pursue a Master’s degree, now I have a way to help me get started! Lastly, Nutrition Education is something I have become passionate about as I have worked through my undergraduate career and Marywood’s emphasis on Health Promotion and Wellness aligns with my desire to pursue Nutrition Education nicely. By learning how to better handle health and wellness promotion I am confident I will be able to become a stronger nutrition educator.

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
My goal is to take and pass the RD exam within a month of completion of my Dietetic Internship. I expect to successfully complete my rotations by the beginning of May 2018 and plan to take the RD exam by the first week in June of 2018.




Samuel Walker

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
As a local resident of Scranton, PA, and Marywood alumni, continuing my professional pursuits at Marywood University was the most logical choice in my mind. Participation in the Dietetic Internship Program at Marywood will allow me to continue to broaden my local networking here in the Scranton and the surrounding areas, as well as grant me the opportunity to represent Marywood as a future professional.

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
While my academic pursuits will not be fulfilled until concluding my MS, I plan to take obtain my RDN credential as soon as possible – as such, my target date to take and pass the RDN exam is Fall 2018!




Maria Wolfel

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
Marywood University is very well known for their Nutrition and Dietetics program. I chose Marywood’s internship because I currently am in their Master's program for Nutrition and Dietetics. From other dietetic interns who are in my graduate classes, they have said how amazing of an experience Marywood had to offer and how their preceptors not only want them to succeed in the program but give them the proper tools to make them want to excel in the field of nutrition and dietetics. This really shows how important the interns are to the preceptors when they are completing each rotation. I really admire how Marywood incorporates graduate courses along with the dietetic internship because I wanted to complete my Master's degree and my dietetic internship at the same site. Now I am able to fulfill my wish of completing both together at Marywood University.

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
My target date to take and pass the RT exam would be in summer of 2018.




Molly Woodcock

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
I chose Marywood’s Distance Learning Internship because of the flexibility the program offers. I am able to complete my internship while staying close to my home in Washington State. I was hesitant in going through a Distance Learning program at first, but Marywood University has been very supportive through the entire process.

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
My target date to take and pass the RDN exam is in the summer after I complete my internship in May 2018. I would like to take it by the time I turn 25 years old in July, so my goal is to take it in June of 2018.