MY STORY

Why I became a dietitian

 

Throughout my childhood my mommy/ my "sister"/ my best friend went through long periods of being "sick and tired of being sick-and-tired." She was adamant about feeling better and healthier. So she tried supplements, different diets, protein shakes, support groups, almost anything she could think of to lose the weight with some success, but nothing that felt everlasting.   Her journey to be less sick and tired was nothing short of exhausting. I couldn't understand what was wrong since we ate well and she made many changes.  I felt her pain and her longing for more energy.

 

I tagged along to her weight loss support group once.  I saw more people there than in my 5th grade class and I realized that my mommy wasn't alone. There were many people trying anything to feel better. They were logging their food, self-weighing, and showing up to support group.  Some people's weight loss journeys were going really well and we'd applaud their successes. Others were struggling and we listened.  The room was filled with hope and heartache. 

 

It dawned on me that it's not anyone's fault. Weight loss is an incredibly sensitive and complicated endeavor. I wanted to help people feel less of that pain when trying to lose weight.  I wanted to help so they could live their lives the way they wanted to: with health, happiness, and vitality.    

Experience

University of Wisconsin- Madison, School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI

Research Dietitian | February 2021- Present

Froedtert Health, Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, Milwaukee, WI 

Clinical Dietitian, Outpatient Bariatric Surgery | June 2015- February 2021​

Clinical Dietitian, Outpatient General Internal Medicine | June - September 2018, June 2020- February 2021​

Dietitian Health Coach, Workplace Wellness | September 2018- February 2020​

 

The Party RD, LLC, Milwaukee, WI   

Registered Dietitian & Founder | January 2020- Present  

Mount Mary University, Milwaukee, WI

Dietetic Intern | August 2014- May 2015

Aurora Outpatient Diabetes Clinics, Froedtert Hospital, Hunger Task Force, Froedtert Hospital Menomonee Falls​

 

Jessica Marie Health, Chicago, IL

Nutrition and Social Media Intern | May- November 2013​ 

Education

Mount Mary University, Milwaukee, WI                                  

Masters of Science in Dietetics | August 2019   

Concentration in Nutrition Counseling

Thesis: independent research “Pre-operative compliance to nutrition recommendations and 1-year post-operative weight loss success following bariatric  surgery.” 

Dietetic Internship | May 2015                                                                          

                

Dominican University, River Forest, Illinois                                                 

Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and Nutrition | May 2014                      

Bachelor of Arts in Interdepartmental German Studies |May 2014       

Dean’s List 2011- 2013

Presidential Scholarship 2011-2014

University of Salzburg, Austria                                           

Study Abroad, American Institute of Foreign Study | September-December 2012

SOFTWARE                   Microsoft Office (Outlook, Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Zoom, Slack, Trello

EMR & TELEHEALTH    REDCap, Epic SuperUser, Doximity, Healthie 

LANGUAGE                  American English (native proficiency), German (professional working                                                           proficiency) 

 

Rebecca Snowball-Reeves Continuing Education Award, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group | March 2021

Outstanding Senior in Nutrition and Dietetics, Dominican University | April 2014

 

Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics | May 2016

Certified Dietitian | October 2020- October 2022

  • Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services, Certification #2928-29 

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist | Aug 2015- present

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, ID#86050089

 

Dietz, A. (2019, January 2). Five New Years Resolutions Better Than "Lose Weight" . Retrieved from Edible Milwaukee: https://ediblemilwaukee.ediblecommunities.com/news/five-new-year-s-resolutions-better-lose-weight

 

Dietz, A. (2018, August 8). How to make healthy food choices at the fairgrounds. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

 

Dietz, A. (2018, August 2). Not So Sweet: What You Need to Know About Added Sugars. Retrieved from Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin: https://www.froedtert.com/stories/not-so-sweet-what-you-need-know-aboutadded-sugars

Skills

Certifications

Awards

Publications