Meet the Fig

Nutrition has always been a passion and a part of my life. As a child, eating whole-wheat tuna sandwiches and carrot sticks was not nearly as alluring as the peanut butter fluff sandwiches and dunkaroos of my peers. At a young age I realized that what I was eating was significantly different and thus began my awareness of the power and versatility of food. The rest is history.

I studied nutrition at Penn State University and began my career soon after at a hospital in Los Angeles. There, I worked as a dietitian within health care as an integral part of patient care teams, accompanying doctors on rounds – in the ICU and trauma centers. I also provided outpatient counseling in a digestive disease clinic, wound care clinic and geriatric center. One of my most valued accomplishments in the healthcare setting was starting a garden at St. Francis Medical that allowed us to provide low income families with locally grown fruits and vegetables.

I continued promoting nutrition in the community when I transitioned to Science, a start-up created by former CEO of MySpace , that brought science-based nutrition education to various projects. I then worked with NutriBullet as the head dietitian where I created a nationwide school nutrition program that provided organic whole foods to students and measured health impact on the population, and created a nutrition-focused marathon training program.

Stepping out of the lab and into the limelight

Now, through Fearless Fig, I have had a wide array of clients from celebrities to executives and even had a chance to work with Rachel Hunter on her Tour of Beauty show. My love for public speaking has put me on the same stage as Bill Clinton at the Alliance for a Healthier Generation Leadership Summit and on camera with David Wolfe, renowned raw food expert. I have been on TV with Lester Holt of NBC, Lori Corbin of KTLA and the live KTLA morning show with Gayle Anderson. I love nutrition and empowering people to make healthy changes in their lives—whether it’s on TV or coaching people individually. Thank you for reading, and I look forward to working with you!

 

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Philosophy

Health comes down to these 4 topics:

  • Clean eating
  • Repopulate / Balance Gut Flora
  • Manage stress / decrease inflammation
  • Physical Activity

Certifications

  • Registered Dietitian
  • Certified Specialty in Sports Dietetics
  • Nutritionist
  • Permaculture certification from Punta Mona, Costa Rica

Education

  • Pennsylvania State University, BS in Nutritional Science
  • UCLA Medical Center Dietetic Internship  
  • Alicante University, minor in Spanish
  • UCBT – Improv 101

Wins

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