Allegra Egizi resume
Beverly, MA | LinkedIn
Driven, outgoing, and dependable Registration Eligible candidate with well-rounded experience in clinical, community, research, and foodservice settings. Passions include outpatient clinical care, renal nutrition, sports nutrition, and corporate wellness. Excited to apply my knowledge of scientific nutrition principles and strong interpersonal skills to a health-focused organization as a Registered Dietitian.
Master of Science & Dietetic Internship - Health Promotion Sep. 2018 - May 2020
Simmons University - Boston, MA
Activities: Nutrition Tutor; Graduate Assistant
Bachelor of Science - Nutrition & Dietetics Sep. 2015 - May 2018
Simmons College - Boston, MA
GPA: 3.98, Summa Cum Laude
Activities: Cross-Country Team (Captain); Nutrition Liaison E-board; NCAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee
Simmons University - Boston, MA Sep. 2019 - May 2020
Melrose Wakefield Hospital
-Performed Nutrition Care Process (NCP) on 75+ patients in a 234-bed hospital, prioritizing needs of complex medical conditions including diabetes, heart failure, renal disease, COPD, pressure wounds, cancer, and GI disorders.
-Conducted nutrition-focused physical exams on patients with suspected malnutrition, looking for physical signs of muscle/fat loss or micronutrient deficiency.
-Calculated enteral and parenteral nutrition to meet energy, fluid, macro-/micronutrient needs of ICU patients.
DaVita Dialysis Center
-Provided individualized nutrition counseling to five dialysis patients, focusing on relevant lab values (potassium, phosphorus, blood sugar, albumin, PTH), and educating patients on ways to manage levels through food and supplements.
Community & Sports Nutrition Experience
Beverly Bootstraps Food Pantry
-Pioneered two nutrition workshops with Bootstraps’ low-income clients, each one teaching topics such as food labels and MyPlate through a combination of discussion, pantry tour, and hands-on cooking components.
-Led a hands-on cooking demonstration with Bootstraps’ After School Program, demonstrating ability to work well with school-aged children and to deliver age-appropriate nutrition and culinary education.
Harvard University Health Center
-Contributed to 50+ outpatient nutrition sessions, utilizing Motivational Interviewing, Intuitive Eating, and Health At Every Size (HAES) principles when appropriate.
-Undertook annual “reverse trick-or-treating” wellness event for Halloween. This involved creating a slogan for the event; reaching out to companies such as KIND bar to ask for donations; and assembling 100+ wellness goodies bags.
Simmons University Athletics
-Independently developed and led three sport-specific presentations and two interactive workshops: Overnight Oats and Navigating the Dining Halls, demonstrating strong program planning, public speaking, and sports nutrition skills.
-Guided teams on spring break trips by providing grocery shopping lists and meal ideas, demonstrating understanding of the nutritional needs and dietary sensitivities of different athletes, while balancing the limited financial factors involved.
-Developed sports nutrition-focused social media posts for the Simmons Athletics’ pages, focusing on topics like pre-, post-, and during workout nutrition; off-season fueling; importance of hydrating; and debunking common myths.
Virtual project due to COVID-19
-Completed an emergency preparedness case scenario, planning the food and nutrition needs of a diverse community of 100+ people for one week in the event of a natural disaster.
-Developed separate menus to meet the needs of those with unique dietary restrictions such as infants; breastfeeding mothers; those with egg/milk/nut allergies; and those with conditions such as diabetes and kidney disease.
-Exhibited cultural competence by acknowledging food preferences and cultural practices when menu planning.
-Demonstrated ability to perform management functions related to food safety, security, and sanitation.
RELEVANT NUTRITION EXPERIENCE
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - Boston, MA
May 2016 - Present
Diet Technician, Clinical Research Center (CRC)
-Supported Dietitians in the CRC by preparing weighed, controlled meals for inpatient research participants.
-Performed indirect calorimetry to determine energy expenditure and caloric needs using a metabolic cart.
-Documented outpatient participant’s three-day food records using NDSR software for nutrient analysis.
Simmons University - Boston, MA Sep. 2018 - May 2019
Nutrition Department Tutor
-Tutored 50+ students enrolled in Medical Nutrition Therapy, Nutrient Metabolism, Clinical Nutrition, Sport Nutrition, and Introductory Nutrition courses throughout the 2018-2019 academic school year.
-Demonstrated understanding of foundational nutrition topics and ability to explain complex topics in multiple ways.
Nancy Clark Nutrition - Newton, MA Oct. 2018 - Jan. 2019
Editor & Recipe Contributor
-Updated nutrient profile information in best-selling author Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook.
-Contributed two original recipes to Nancy Clark’s book: super seedy granola bars and vanilla chia seed pudding.
Army National Guard - Boston, MA Feb. 2020
-Developed a meal plan for the MA Army National Guard to enhance performance prior to a physical fitness test.
Beverly Bootstraps Food Pantry - Beverly, MA May 2017 - Aug. 2018
-Pioneered an eight-week long nutrition program to educate low-income families about eating healthy on a budget.
Massachusetts Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (MAND) - Boston, MA Nov. 2016
-Educated high-school students from East Boston about Nutrition as a career path in collaboration with MAND.
WORKSHOPS & PRESENTATIONS
-“Nutritional Differences and Health Implications of Organic versus Conventional Produce.” Research poster to be presented at 2020 ANCE conference. Sep. 2020. Norwood, MA.
-“Fueling Success: Nutrition For Busy Professionals.” Presented at NECS company retreat. Dec. 2019. Providence, RI.
-“Overnight Oats.” Workshop done with Simmons’ athletes. Nov. 2019. Boston, MA
-“Breakfast: The Key To A Successful Sports Diet.” Workshop done with Simmons’ athletes. Sep. 2019. Boston, MA.
-“Building A Winning Plate: Student-Athlete’s Guide to Navigating the Dining Halls and Beyond.” Presented to Simmons’ athletes. Sep. 2019. Boston, MA.
CERTIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
National Academy of Sports Medicine, Certified Group Fitness Instructor Feb. 2018 - Present
Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, Member Oct. 2016 - Present