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  Seeking an intern(s) who fits with my philosophy of non-diet approach & evidence-based science.

I am looking for someone/multiple people ​(preferably dietetic intern) to help with:

  • research (about eating disorders)
  • helping develop scripts for YouTube videos and podcast episodes
  • create blog posts, handouts, and social media (graphics and writing captions)
  • online marketing/SEO
  • book marketing
  • and more.

What skills can you bring to Not Your Average Nutritionist?

I would love to help more interns/ professionals get comfortable (and competent) at treating eating disorders.

There are seriously not enough people (especially dietitians) who are doing this – AND actually good at it. I cannot tell you how many clients I get that have worked with another RD/ MD/other professionals that have been triggered ​for worse by them.  ​I can also teach you about running a small service-based business.

Unfortunately, I cannot have others in our MNT counseling sessions due to client confidentiality unless you are in an accredited dietetic internship.

~ Contact me using the form on the contact page with the subject: “NYAN Internship?” ~

Please have writing samples ready (science blog post style preferred).

Interns do not need to be local to SLO, but it is helpful. ​Interns cannot have an active eating disorder.

Current & Past Interns…

Emma Brophy is a current second year student studying Applied Nutrition at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. She grew up in Sonoma, CA, which is located 45 minutes north of San Francisco. Emma plans to pursue a career as a Registered Dietitian working within the pediatric field that is primarily focused on eating disorders. Over time, Emma has become rather fond of creating new meals that are suitable for college students to cook, with the help of Trader Joe’s. In her free time, Emma enjoys being active, the beach, going to coffee shops, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family. Emma is very passionate about pursuing a profession in which she can help others and gain more hand-on experience within the Nutrition and Dietetic field. 

Carly Holland is currently an undergraduate student at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo studying Applied Nutrition. She obtained two Associate Degrees at Santa Barbara City College before transferring to Cal Poly in Fall 2020. Upon graduation from Cal Poly in Winter 2022, she plans on continuing her education through a nutrition master’s program prior to completing her dietetic internship. Carly plans to pursue a career as a Registered Dietitian working with clients in sports nutrition, maternal & child nutrition, and focusing on overall nutritional wellness for all age groups. She is very passionate about nutrition and fitness, and plans to practice a whole foods, environmental nutrition and integrative medicine approach into her career as a RDN. Her end goal is to help people heal and be the best versions of themselves in all aspects of life through the power of nutrition and lifestyle. In Carly’s free time, she loves to cook, be active, be outdoors hiking or enjoying the ocean, practice yoga, travel, garden, and spend time with friends and family.stry. 

Madelin Skinner grew up in Santa Rosa, California and currently is a fourth year nutrition student at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. She will be graduating in spring of 2022, where she plans on completing a dietetic internship post grad and then aspires to become a registered dietitian. Her future goals include being able to open up her own practice one day with an emphasis on women’s health. Madelin wants to be a strong support system for her clients and wants everyone to be able to have a healthy relationship with food and their body. When Madelin is not studying, she loves learning about wine, taking neighborhood strolls, and making dinner for her friends and family. 

Phoebe Henige is a current second year at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. She is studying Applied-Nutrition and will be minoring in Psychology. She grew up in San Carlos, CA, which is located around 30 minutes south of San Francisco. Phoebe aspires to become a Registered Dietitian and work with clients either in the Foodservice industry or eating disorders. Phoebe loves baking, cooking, and trying new recipes to share with her family and friends. Phoebe is also involved with Delta Gamma sorority and volunteers every week at the Cal Poly Cat Shelter on campus. Phoebe can’t wait to gain more on-hand experience with the Nutrition and Registered Dietitian industry. 

Emily Cafarella is currently an undergraduate student at the University of Alabama studying Food and Nutrition. Upon graduation, she plans on completing a dietetic internship and becoming a Registered Dietitian. She hopes to open up her own practice with an emphasis in hormonal health and diabetes management. Emily grew up as a competitive dancer, which is what guided her to be passionate about nutrition and movement to create a balanced lifestyle. When Emily is not studying nutrition, she is doing yoga, reading books, or traveling! 

Sydney Navarro is currently completing her Dietetic Internship at Cal Poly SLO (2021-2022), with the end goal of becoming a Registered Dietitian. She grew up in New Jersey, then moved to sunny San Diego where she earned her B.S. in Foods and Nutrition from San Diego State University (2021). Sydney is most passionate about fitness and exercise. She hopes to combine her expertise in nutrition as an RD with her love for all things fitness, to help individuals live in the healthiest version of themselves! In her free time, Sydney loves going on long runs, taking walks while listening to her favorite podcast, trying new restaurants, and watching sunsets with her friends.

Lauren Hogan is currently (2021-2022) a dietetic intern with Illinois State University and is ecstatic to be one step closer to becoming a registered dietitian! She grew up in Campbell, CA and completed her B.S. in Applied Nutrition through Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo (June 2021). Lauren holds true to her heart the beauty of empathy and compassion when working with people and clients. Her favorite kind of dog is a beagle; and with her free time she enjoys skiing, crafting, pickleball-ing, and biking (on her tandem bike).

Janine Mozoomdar is a current intern (2021-2022) with Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and is excited about learning as much as possible before becoming an RD. She grew up in Los Angeles, CA and earned her B.S. in Nutrition Science at University of California Davis (2020). Janine hopes to be an RD who truly connects and communicates with her future patients/clients and stives to bring positivity, support, and a little bit of fun into the lives of others. Outside of nutrition Janine loves to spend time cooking, reading comics,
taking walks, and spending time with her partner and pet gecko.

Britt Richards is a current intern (2020-2021) with Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and divides her time between the green mountains of Vermont and sunny coastal California. An entrepreneur with lots of experience in health and fitness, Britt is excited to put her business skills to use in the nutrition field. When not learning more about food and health, you can find her in the kitchen, on a mountain trail hiking, or making beautiful modern quilts.

Carisa Hilton is a current (2020-2021) dietetic intern with Cal Poly SLO. She grew up near San Diego, CA, and earned her B.A. in Nutrition Dietetics from the College of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph, MN (May 2020). As an aspiring RD, she makes a point to be relatable and encourage everyone to feel confident and respected in their food choices. In her free time, Carisa enjoys hiking SLO’s beautiful hillsides, strolling the coast, or watching Netflix.

Holly Pelton is currently (2020-2021) a Dietetic intern at Cal Poly with a passion in holistic health and wellness. Once she becomes an RD, she wants to start her own private practice with a focus around the idea that food is medicine. In her free time, she enjoys being outside kayaking, biking, hiking, running, or reading a good book in her hammock. If she’s not outside you can find her in the kitchen cooking up some new recipes for her, her friends and family.

Lauren is a current (2018-2019)Cal Poly Dietetic Intern, but looks forward to finishing up in June 2019 and becoming an RD! She is pursuing work in outpatient counseling, especially with ED clients. When she isn’t grading MNT exams or giving presentations on pediatric nutrition, you can find her outside climbing rocks or sliding on boards of all sorts. Update: Lauren joined us at NYAN as a sports Dietitian in Sept 2020!

Alyssa Los passed her RD exam a month after interning with me, and is now working in Africa! Check out her blog post on hypermetabolism and YouTube video on Whole 30 diet.

Renee Naumann is a new graduate of the Kansas State University Global Campus dietetic program!

Jessica Cushing-Murray is a recent grad of UCLA, where she was a member of the Cross Country/Track teams. She is currently working in the behavioral health field, and pursued a Masters in Nutrition – now headed to med school! She can usually be found reading and/or drinking coffee!

Miranda Daschian graduated as a psychology major at Cal Poly who plans to focus on sport psychology and female athlete empowerment. She ran for Cal Poly’s cross country and track teams and loves the outdoors, dogs and yoga!

Lauren Thomas finished her last two weeks of being a Cal Poly dietetic intern with NYAN. She has a passion for helping people create healthy relationships with food. She especially is interested in HAES and intuitive eating. She enjoys many different areas of the dietetics profession and is ready to explore them as a soon to be new RDN (summer 2020)! In her free time Lauren loves to spend time outdoors hiking or walking on the beach or in the kitchen cooking up a storm!

Jessica Flaherty completed her dietetic internship through Cal Poly, SLO in 2019. She has a passion for nutrition counseling and working in community settings so she can build long-lasting connections with clients while helping them build a healthy relationship with food. Her favorite time of the year is Summer and she loves spending time outside any chance she can!

Julia Trifan will be starting her junior year (2020) as an honors student in the DPD undergrad program at Florida International University this fall. Although she hasn’t decided what specific path she will walk in her nutrition studies, her areas of interest include eating disorder recovery and oncology. Wherever her studies take her, she hopes to help people develop a healthier relationship with food. When she’s not hitting the books, you can find her volunteering, reading, or traveling.

Abby is a second-year master’s student (2020) studying Nutrition and Dietetics in Raleigh, NC. Abby is passionate about all things nutrition, especially supporting others in their relationship with food. Abby currently works at an adolescent eating disorder treatment center and hopes to continue working in eating disorder care throughout her future career as a dietitian. When she is not studying, you can find her on the tennis court, snuggling her two fur children, trying a new recipe, or with her nose in a good book!

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