I am a fourth-year student at the National University of Natural Medicine enrolled in the Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine, Master of Science in Nutrition, and Naturopathic Midwifery programs. I have a BS in health science and a minor in biblical studies.
I did not expect to pursue a career in medicine—I planned on being a music teacher. Read the story here. Like many drawn to Naturopathic medicine, as a patient, I experienced the pit-falls of the standard medical paradigm and felt deeply dissatisfied with my own care. Despite many doctors and interventions, I did not get better and searched for alternatives to standard methods of treatment.
Natural medicine and personalized nutrition, prescribed by a naturopathic doctor, were crucial for my own recovery. I resolve to share the healing power of natural medicine with everyone I know. I am particularly drawn to serving women and their families through optimal nutrition and lifestyle interventions.
In June of 2019, I completed my Master of Science in Nutrition degree and started offering personalized nutrition counseling. I believe people are capable of eating intuitively and listening to what their bodies need—all while avoid deprivation and restriction. I do my best to approach nutrition from the Health At Every Size® perspective and enjoy helping people reconnect with their joy of food. Engaging in an evidence-based approach, I help others sort nutrition facts from media fiction and support their health through dietary choices. If you would like to work with me, go here.
In 2021, I will graduate from the Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine and Naturopathic Midwifery programs. Because I enjoy the fast-paced nature of being in an academic environment, I hope to complete a residency at one of the Naturopathic medical schools, and then join a Naturopathic family medicine practice. When I am not at school or studying, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Otto and my cat, Beans. I love visiting the family farm in Montana, trying new foods, and figuring out knitting patterns.