Health Educator/Nutrition Counselor
||The University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas, Austin, TX, May 2011
Master of Education in Health Education, Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Sciences,
Certified Health Education Specialist
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, May 2009
Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Sciences,
Concentration: Health Promotion Major GPA: 3.17, Deanâ€™s List
Medifast Weight Control Center, Austin, TX
Nutrition Counselor, October 2011 â€“ Present
â€˘ Conduct weekly member counseling sessions to track weight loss progress, and discuss nutritional and behavioral strategies in order to help members meet their weight loss goals.
University of Texas Division of Housing and Food Service Wellness Program, Austin, TX
Wellness Coordinator, May 2010 â€“ May 2011
â€˘ Instrumental in the implementation of the DHFS employee worksite wellness program.
â€˘ Planned and scheduled health education/exercise classes, personal training sessions, and other events.
â€˘ Evaluated program effectiveness by administering surveys on a regular basis.
University of Texas Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, Austin, TX
Teaching Assistant: Adolescent Health Risk Behavior, Foundations of Health Promotion II, August 2010 â€“ May 2011
â€˘ Assisted the professor with classroom activities, discussions, presentations, and grading studentsâ€™ assignments.
â€˘ Held office hours during the week in order to assist students with understanding class material.
ACTIVE Life, Austin, TX
Intern, January 2011 â€“ May 2011
â€˘ Lead the creation of Employee Health & Fitness Month (EHFM) by acting as the main liaison to the National Association for Health & Fitness (NAHF), produced all EHFM documents, and lead EHFM committees.
â€˘ Created the YMCA â€“ Demand Healthy Week Challenge through ACTIVE Lifeâ€™s partnership the YMCA of Greater San Antonio and produce all informational materials (tool kits, flyers).
â€˘ Recruited volunteers for a Tobacco Advertising Data Collection event funded by the Communities Putting Prevention to Work tobacco grant.
HJ Lutcher Stark Center â€“ â€śOur Body: The Universe Withinâ€ť Exhibit, Austin, TX
Docent, May 2010 â€“ September 2010
â€˘ Worked in various positions within the museum, such as front desk attendant, ticket taker, or gallery guard.
â€˘ Answered museum patronsâ€™ questions using my knowledge of the human body and the plastination process.
Cypress Creek YMCA, Houston, TX
Lead Staff Counselor, May 2008 â€“ August 2008, May 2009 â€“ August 2009
â€˘ Directed a staff of 18 counselors by creating and scheduling daily events and activities for them to implement with their groups of five and six year old children.
â€˘ Communicated with and inform parents of their childrenâ€™s daily activities.
Day Camp Counselor, May 2006 â€“ August 2006, May 2007 â€“ August 2007
â€˘ Provided a safe environment for children by engaging them in age-appropriate activities.
University of Connecticut Community Outreach, Storrs, CT
Collegiate Health Service Corps - Farm Workers Health Education Program, January 2009 â€“ May 2009
â€˘ Provide workers with health education during their lunch period by promoting concepts of wellness and prevention of disease for themselves and their families.