Meet Our Professionals
As a pediatric dietitian, I have the opportunity to work with children to establish habits that will promote a healthy life. Here at Children’s Hospital, I am part of a multidisciplinary team that is committed to providing the best care possible and good nutrition is a top priority. I enjoy working with physicians, nurses and parents who view nutrition as an integral part of a child’s health and development.
When I was going through school, I figured I would end up working with adults. But after a pediatric rotation during my internship, I discovered my love of working with kids. I joined the team at Children’s Hospital in May 2003 and primarily see patients with gastroenterological conditions. My most memorable moment was working with a child with short bowel syndrome who received all nutrients through an intravenous line. That patient is now able to tolerate a gastric feeding tube and has grown within normal limits.
I'm from the Central Coast but feel living in Central California is great because of all the locally grown produce. I enjoy visiting the farmer’s markets and purchasing fresh food. Plus it’s fantastic working at Children’s. Everyone supports each other and offers assistance. Every day is new and there’s plenty of opportunity for growth.