To me, nothing is more rewarding than helping others to reach their goals. I joined WellMeRight with the goal of providing the highest quality nutrition and fitness recommendations and customized plans, in addition to my work with my practice, Athletic Peak Nutrition & Performance.
I began with a broad interest in sports science. I earned my undergraduate degree in Kinesiology & Sports Medicine from Rice University and read every resource on sport and exercise science that I could. I graduated summa cum laude and earned department honors, the Scholar Athlete of the Year Award, and the Conference Spirit of Service Award. Nutrition and sport nutrition emerged as my greatest areas of interest and as fields offered the chance for in-depth conversations with people to understand how I could serve them best in reaching their goals. I earned a Master’s in Nutritional Epidemiology from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a Master’s in Nutrition from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. As I gained experiences in both inpatient and outpatient settings at five hospitals, as well as in the university setting, seeing a broad range of health conditions and goals, I knew the private practice setting would provide the greatest opportunity for in-depth conversations and highly individualized plans.
My own pursuits in track & field have always been closely linked with my interests in nutrition. I founded a youth track & field club in my hometown that produced dozens of USATF and New Balance National medalists and collegiate athletes. I have continued to work with athletes on track & field and speed training and am a USA Track & Field Level II Coach. This past year, I was the top athlete in the world in the double heptathlon, involving all 14 indoor track & field events over two days, and double decathlon, involving all 20 outdoor track & field events over two days, in addition to some of the top heptathlon and decathlon scores in the country. I also was drafted into the inaugural US Professional Track & Field League (“TFL”). Training for and competing in every event at a high level has given me the opportunity to try nearly every training approach and nutrition method, and I almost never hear a question or concern I have not personally experienced. I love hearing others' goals and working with them together to form step-by-step plans to reach those goals, whether in or out of the athletic arena. Outside of nutrition and track, I love spending time with friends and family, traveling to new places and trying local cuisine, and spending time outside. I have a goal to do a track meet in all 50 states and visit each National Park in the US.