|POSITION||Skills/Attributes associated with the position||Examples of how I have demonstrated outcomes for each skill/attribute that qualify me for the position|
|Nominating Committee National Leader in Practice for 15 Years or Less||
||1. Since my active student membership, I have held 7 leadership or service, rose in 4 MIG/DPGs/Affiliates since 2007, one of which was a 3-year term. 2. As the chair for LAHIDAN in 2010, we developed a strategic plan that aligns with the Academy’s and two deliverables include 1) a restructured leadership team, and 2) identification of the need for a mentoring program. 3. I am an expert and invited speaker on my work in nutrition and cultural sensitivity and teaching in nutrition and dietetics.|
|University of Kentucky||Assistant Professor||2|
|Michigan State University||Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant||5|
|University of Nevada Cooperative Extension||Area Specialist||4|
|Leadership Position||Organization||Years Involved in the Organization||My specific leadership contributions, achievements and outcomes:|
|Chair||Latinos and Hispanics in Dietetics and Nutrition||2009 - 2011||Received Academy grant for strategic planning - team developed a strategic plan, sponsorship prospectus, mentoring program and member deliverables (newsletters, FNCE events and eblasts)|
|Conference Planning Chair||Kentucky Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics||2018 - 2019||Working with state members to solicit, review and invite speakers to provide continuing education to the Kentucky Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics State Conference.|
|Mentoring Program Coordinator||Latinos and Hispanics in Dietetics and Nutrition||2014 -||Serve in identifying and matching mentors with mentees based on the needs of the student. Encourage students to apply for scholarships with the academy. Invite former students, now practitioners to participate in volunteer opportunities with the Academy and LAHIDAN.|
The future of the food and nutrition profession is led by nutrition experts who have carved a niche for themselves, where there was no RDN before. Nurturing the diverse interests of our students and young practitioners will advance our field and extend our expertise. The key to improving and expanding evidenced-based practices in dietetics is through innovation, and diversity is the key to innovation in research and advancement of science.
It would be a privilege to serve on your behalf this position. My goal is to help young professionals serve through active membership and volunteer leadership for the profession, so they may advance in their careers as I have done.