Meet Our Intern Group

Elizabeth Bednar

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
The community sense of the program and of the campus is what lead me to stay here. I went to Marywood for my undergrad in nutrition and dietetics and I just fell in love with the program. The opportunity arose to continue my education here and I took it. The concentration on Health Promotion and Wellness also drew my attention because one day I would like to be a community dietitian.

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
I plan on taking a month off after the internship and then plan to sit and pass my test by the end of the summer.




Marissa Bolsar

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
As a local resident of the Scranton area I knew I would love to further my education at Marywood University. I chose Marywood’s internship because I recently graduated from Marywood University with my Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics with a minor in Science, and I loved the school. Marywood University is very well known for their Nutrition and Dietetics program. Being part of Marywood’s Dietetic Internship was one of my long term goals that I finally achieved. Working alongside my preceptors, peers, and going to different rotation sites, I know I will fulfill my wish of becoming a successful RDN. I am so proud to say that I am part of Marywood University’s Dietetic Internship, and I cannot wait to see what my future holds.

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
My target date to take and pass the RD exam would be in summer of 2019.




William Alex Corbett

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
I choose Marywood's Dietetic Internship because I felt it best paired the internship with a path towards earning a graduate degree. The curriculum not only prepares the interns for the RDN exam, it further develops the interns as graduate level professionals. The program was highly spoken of by my undergraduate professors as many of them were also graduates!

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
I would like to take the RDN Exam in May of 2019, after the completion of the internship. I will also be completing my M.S. of Nutrition in the same time period.




Logan Ellis

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
While completing my undergraduate studies at Marywood, I realized I wanted to continue my education where I flourish! This program is unique because of the different types of exposure in the field of dietetics. To add, it will help me tremendously to complete my degree in a timely manner. The onsite dietetic internship will benefit me to continue to network locally because this is the region I want to stay in.

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
I plan to achieve my RDN credential before the end of summer 2019!




Katelin Graves

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
The small class size, hands on learning, and welcoming attitude I received from the nutrition department is what originally captured my attention. After completing my undergraduate degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at Marywood, I could not be happier with my decision. The nutrition department at Marywood is my second family and for that reason I made the decision to continue my journey at Marywood as a dietetic intern

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
Target date for RDN exam – I would like to study for a few months and take it as soon as I feel confident enough with the material. My goal is to take it by August 1st!




Alexis Hammer

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
: I chose to complete the Marywood Dietetic Internship because of the well known, high quality Nutrition and Dietetics department. The Nutrition and Dietetics department provided me with a high quality undergraduate education and helped mold me into the young professional I am today. Deciding to complete my dietetic internship with Marywood was one of the best choices I could make because I will be encouraged and supported to further develop myself as a young professional through continuing my education and volunteerism. I know when I am finished the DI at Marywood, that I will be fully equipped to become an RDN.

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
After completing the internship, my goal is to study and pass the RDN Exam by July of 2019




Shannon Hourigan

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
I chose Marywood’s program because I loved the idea of being able to complete my Master’s in Nutrition alongside the dietetic internship. I really enjoy the multifaceted aspect of Marywood’s internship program providing experience and opportunities in all different areas of nutrition. I really enjoy the fact that the internship provides both a choice rotation and pediatric rotation!

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
I plan to complete both my Master’s degree and Dietetic Internship by May 2019. I am planning to take the RDN exam the summer following completion of my Internship.




Venny Lulu

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
I chose Marywood’s DI program for two reasons. First, I had the pleasure of completing my DPD and graduate coursework here and I know the quality of work that is produced under this program. Second, the faculty and staff of Marywood’s nutrition department are exceptional. They go above and beyond not only to make sure that their students are properly educated but that they are content and fulfilled in their lives. For this reason, this program has the unique quality of inspiring their students to not only be competent professionals but also highly empathetic, and caring individuals. Target Area of Practice I intend to work with athletes but also individuals who deal with disordered eating issues. The two are not mutually exclusive but working with both of these populations make me feel fulfilled and like I am making a difference.

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
Upon completion of my internship: May 2019




Jessica Martin

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
I chose Marywood’s DI program because I have had such a positive experience in completing my bachelors degree with Marywood. Throughout my experience, I have become familiar with the high quality and standards of the Nutrition and Dietetics department, and have had the pleasure of working with some of the most intelligent individuals that the field has to offer. I love the flexibility of the program and the ability to complete graduate credits along with the internship experience. Continuing my education with Marywood will further provide me with the tools I need to succeed and reach my professional goals.

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
My goal is to take and pass the RDN Exam within two months of completing my internship, by July 2019!




Katerina Nye

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
I chose Marywood's Nutrition and Dietetic department because it is the best accredited program in NEPA. I will be completing my graduate degree in Nutrition while also completing the internship which is an opportunity that is unique to this program. This internship will craft me into a competent entry level dietitian through the supervised practice hours tied within the respected facilities exclusive to my hometown of Northeastern Pennsylvania. I will have the opportunity to network with local professionals, and will be under the guidance of the mentors and professors in Marywood's Nutrition department. I suggest Marywood to anyone who is serious about continuing their education on either the undergraduate or graduate level.

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
I will complete the internship in May of 2019 and plan to take the exam in either June or July of 2019.




Paige O'Neil

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
I chose Marywood's internship because it of its emphasis in health promotion and wellness. It will expose me to various nutrition settings that will fulfill my ambitions to work both as a clinical dietitian as well as a community dietitian once I am certified to specialize in diabetes. Also, this program will allow me to network with nutrition professionals in Northeast PA, which is where I plan on beginning my career.

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
I am hoping to take and pass the RDN exam in the summer of 2019.




Anetta Pool

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
I am passionate about food and wellness. I value health and am constantly seeking to support my community on their path to wellness through nutrition education. I completed my Bachelors in science and entered the field of health coaching in my mid twenties. Through rebuilding my own health I was lead to the field of dietetics and have committed myself to further professional development. Coming to Marywood to complete my dietetic coursework has empowered me and I look forward to gaining real world experience through this internship on the road to becoming a private practice RDN.

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
Upon completion of my internship; May 2019




Desiree Wentzell

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
I chose Marywood's Internship Program because the Nutrition Program at this school is ranked one of the highest, with a 100% pass rate for the RDN Exam after completetion of their Internship Program. Not only was this one of the biggest factors, but it was close to my home as well. I knew Marywood's program would prepare me to be the Dietetic professional I've always strived for.

Target Date to Take & Pass RDN Exam:
I plan on completing the RDN Exam after completion of the internship. Ideally passing, and receiving the RDN credential by summer 2019.




Meredith Yozwiak

Why I Chose Marywood's Program:
I chose Marywood because of the strength and reputation of its Nutrition Program. I knew that I had the skill set to succeed and just needed the right place to learn; that place was Marywood. My career goal is to go into private practice to help young people with eating disorders. Since I suffered from an eating disorder myself, I have always wanted to help people who are going through what I experienced

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.