Check out some of our alumni and see what they've accomplished since graduating from our program!
My name is Avery Yoder and I graduated from MU in May 2016 with a B.S. in Nutrition with concentrations in dietetics and sports nutrition. I am currently living in my hometown of Hamburg, PA while completing my dietetic internship through Cedar Crest College in Allentown, PA. I will be finishing up my internship in April 2017 and plan to take (and pass!) my RD exam in late May or early June. I plan to relocate to the Mansfield area after passing my exam to hopefully earn a job in clinical nutrition.
Hi, I’m Heather McCarthy from Hi, I’m Heather McCarthy from Wellsboro, PA. I earned my Bachelors of Science in Sports Nutrition and Dietetics from Mansfield University. I am finishing up Master's Program in Nutrition at MU. I am currently working with Penn State's Center for Childhood Obesity Research.
My name is Kaylie Pick. I graduated from Mansfield University in the spring of 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree in dietetics and sports nutrition. After completing my undergraduate program I began my distance track internship with Marywood University, a program which placed emphasis on health promotion and wellness. During this time I was able to set myself up within clinical, foodservice, and community nutrition rotation sites all near my hometown of Troy, Pa. After completing my internship in the spring of 2016, I spent the majority of the summer working as a dietary aid at the Troy Community Hospital while studying for my Registered Dietitian exam. I was able to take, and pass, the exam towards the end of that summer. Since passing my RD exam, I have enrolled within Mansfield's Master's in Nutrition program as well as accepted a graduate assistantship position with the University. After obtaining my Master's degree I hope to pursue a job as an outpatient Registered Dietitian.
I’m Kelsey Rudinski and I currently reside in Charleston, West Virginia working as a WIC Nutritionist. I work at the largest WIC office in West Virginia. I see something different every day. Most of my time is spent counseling families on proper feeding practices, food safety, growth and development, balanced diet. I also do outreach work, developing education material and working with local vendors. I earned my BS Nutrition/Dietetics and BS Sports Nutrition from Mansfield University. I am working on my Masters of Health Science with a concentration in Health Education and Promotion at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania.
My name is Sarah Hess and I graduated from Mansfield University in Spring 2015 with a Bachelors in Dietetics and Sports Nutrition. I then went on to complete my dietetic internship at Dominican University in Illinois. The internship consisted of community, clinical, and foodservice rotations along with seminar classes. I moved back to NY after completing the internship and passed my State Board exam and became a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and Certified Dietitian Nutritionist (CDN). I am currently working as a community dietitian with Cornell Cooperative Extension and Finger Lakes Eat Smart New York.
I graduated with my undergraduate degree in Nutrition from Mansfield in 1995. I was accepted into the Marriott Dietetics AP4, which is now called the Sodexo internship, through the Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia. Since completing my internship, I've worked in multiple positions as a clinical dietitian, both in acute care and the outpatient ambulatory clinic settings. I've always had a passion for working with patients requiring nutrition support and found that actually had led to me to working as a Patient Navigator and home infusion dietitian in an oncology clinic. I have maintained my Nutrition Support Certification (CNSC) for 17 years and more recently obtained my oncology specialty certification (CSO) while working in that setting. I also just found out that I have passed the new Advanced Practice certification (RDN-AP), which has been truly an honor to be recognized with this certification along with such intelligent and inspiring contributors to the field of nutrition. I've found that I enjoy the research aspect of the science of nutrition as well, and just returned from Clinical Nutrition Week, where I presented a poster of a study I conducted on unclogging feeding tubes in the home infusion setting. Currently I'm working as a Clinical Nutrition Manager for Sodexo at Pinnacle Health System in Harrisburg, and am completing my Master’s degree in Nutrition through Mansfield. I was thrilled to be able to return to Mansfield to finish the next step of my education. Completing my undergraduate degree with Mansfield has led to so many wonderful opportunities in my life, and I look forward to what still awaits me after graduation next year!
Bailey is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Behavioral and Community Science through Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Her research interests specific to public health nutrition focus on the relationship of the consumer food environment to diet-related non-communicable diseases in rural populations. Her current studies and research pursuits incorporate behavioral economic principles to inform the suitability and feasibility of sustainable nutrition interventions aiming to reduce and prevent obesity in the food-retail environment.
Bailey completed a dietetic internship through Iowa State University’s Nationwide program and is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. In 2010 Bailey received her BS degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, where from she traveled to rural Alaska, Wyoming, and Montana to work in the food service industry. She graduated with her MS degree in 2015 from Montana State University’s Sustainable Food Systems degree program, where she was affiliated with the Food and Health Lab as a Research Project Coordinator in addition to instructing a Food Fundamentals Laboratory.
Hello, I’m Anna Ziegler from Catawissa, PA. I earned my Bachelors in Nutrition and Dietetics from Mansfield University, and graduated Spring 2011. My internship was at Geisinger Medical Center, 2011-2012. I am working at Geisinger Medical Center as an outpatient dietitian since October 2012. This past year I have been working with a team to develop the Fresh Food Pharmacy program, a clinical- and community-based initiative focusing on how to battle disease and obesity for lower income, food insecure patients using a "Food as Medicine" approach. I will be transitioning onto that position full time by the end of March.
Ashley Bronston, MS, RDN, LD is an Independent Nutrition Consultant for Abbott Nutrition and works within their Public Policy and Health Programming Department. She collaborates with third party organizations to achieve a greater focus on malnutrition screening, assessment, diagnosis and intervention among older adults. She also works to develop continuing education programs for RDNs and RN’s through the Abbott Nutrition Health Institute. In May of 2016, Ashley completed the Master of Science Combined Dietetic Internship Program through The Ohio State University. She holds her Bachelor’s degree from Mansfield University with a dual major in Dietetics and Sports Nutrition and a minor in Human Developmental Psychology. Ashley presented her Master’s thesis at ASPEN Clinical Week 2016 on the effectiveness of homemade blenderized tube feedings in pediatric patients with gastrostomy tube dependence. Outside of the program, she volunteered at a community garden for cancer survivors (the Garden of Hope), and assisted in fitness classes for Parkinson’s patients. Now during her spare time, Ashley is an Editor for the Academy’s Healthy Aging Dietetic Practice Group’s Newsletter, and a member of OSPEN’s Social Media and Newsletter Committee.