I am a registered and licensed dietitian nutritionist who has been practicing in Georgia since 2009. I chose the exciting field of nutrition and dietetics because it is constantly evolving and offers a wide variety of career opportunities. My interests include the growing epidemic of obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease that plagues our society. I aim to serve my community by improving the quality of life of its residents. I am motivated by my desire to help others. After spending nearly 15 years as a researcher, I realized that I could not accomplish this directly within the confines of a laboratory. Thus, I changed career paths and embraced the profession of nutrition and dietetics, which has allowed me to play a direct role in helping others live healthier lives.