The education, experience, and support I received from Marywood University are of immeasurable value to me.
I graduated from Marywood University in 2013 with a Master of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. During my graduate studies, I completed my thesis entitled "Identifying the Relationship between Average Meal Intakes and Level of Satisfaction with Mealtime Environment of Long Term Care Residents". Additionally I was privileged to have this research accepted to and displayed at the national Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo in Atlanta, GA in October 2014.
Currently, I am employed by Morrison Senior Living as a Nutrition Care Manager in Philadelphia, PA. In this role, I manage the daily tasks and staff of the nutrition services department and oversee the nutritional care of the facility's long term care residents and skilled rehabilitation patients as well as offer outpatient nutrition services to independent residents. I am also involved with Morrison Senior Living's Dignified Dining Program, which aims to enhance the dining experience for long term care residents with dementia.
The education, experience, and support I received from Marywood are of immeasurable value to me. Firstly, the skills, hands-on practice in the field, and knowledge I gained through the dietetic internship allowed a seamless and confident transition into the working world. Secondly, the academics were challenging, yet relevant to what I would need to apply in the field. Lastly, I was constantly supported by the Nutrition and Dietetics department; the staff genuinely wishes for their students to succeed and be contributing members of the profession. I had intelligent and hardworking teachers and mentors during my time at Marywood, many of which have turned into valuable peer relationships, and I always found it motivating to be surrounded by such talented registered dieticians.