Lindsay is a senior dietetics major, originally from Louisville, Kentucky. She is part of the Coordinated Program in Dietetics, class of 2019.                            

She currently serves as the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Student Liaison through the UK Student Dietetic and Nutrition Association. She is also a GEN 101 Peer Instructor, participates in the Golden Spooks Feeding Assistance Program at the VA Hospital, and is an assistant coach for Girls on the Run Central Kentucky. 

 


Why did you choose to study dietetics?

"Growing up, I watched my dad exercise, grow fresh produce in our garden, and cook healthy meals for our family, yet he always struggled with is weight. I wondered why my mom could eat whatever she wanted and not gain a pound. These contradicting situations first sparked my interest in health and nutrition. I have decided to pursue a career in dietetics because of my longing to help those, like my father, who struggle to understand their health. I have a desire to use nutrition as a primary method to help those in need."


What is your favorite part of studying dietetics? 

"There are so many amazing things about studying dietetics! I would have to say that my favorite part has been learning how nutrition works at the cellular level through metabolism. I cannot wait to be able to take this science knowledge and communicate in a way that the general public will be able to understand it."


What are your plans after graduation?

  • Pass the RD exam within 2 months of graduation
  • Gain 2-5 years of clinical experience as an inpatient dietitian
  • Counsel patients in an outpatient setting - my dream! 

"I am passionate about weight management, disease prevention, disease management, diabetes education, and working with individuals to improve their lives by improving their nutritional status and lifestyle behaviors. I cannot wait to build relationships with people and help improve the health of our community!"