Angela was awarded the Nevada Idea Network of Biochemical Research Excellence scholarship and presented her nutrition research at the South West College of Sports Medicine Conference. She completed her dietetic internship through UNLV at the University Medical Center and the University of Nevada Reno Cooperative Extension (UNCE) and was awarded the Outstanding Dietetic Intern Award and Scholarship.
While in her internship, Angela was hired by UNCE for the Healthy Steps to Freedom Program that provided health and wellness education in several correctional and rehabilitation facilities to adolescent and adult females identified as high risk for eating pathology. After becoming an RD, Angela volunteered for the WestCare Foundation where she provided pro bono nutrition consults and referrals for higher levels of care for women with eating disorders. Angela then went into inpatient psychiatric care providing behavioral health nutrition care, treatment, and services for all stages of the life cycle on the pediatric, adolescent, adult, geriatric, and chemical dependency units as well as for the outpatient pediatric and adolescent autism program.
While earning a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a Master of Science (MS) in Clinical Nutrition, she went into clinical eating disorders working all levels of care. While at the UCSD Eating Disorders Center for Treatment and Research, Angela worked with a family-based therapy (FBT) model and an individual-based therapy (IFT) model at Rady Children’s Hospital one-week intensives where she enjoyed expanding her work from the patient to including their families as part of the treatment team. Angela has experience in Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID), Anorexia Nervosa (AN), Bulimia Nervosa (BN), and Binge Eating Disorder (BED) and their subtypes as well as disordered eating in athletes. Besides primary eating disorders, Angela has experience with gastrointestinal conditions as well as food allergies or intolerances and understands the unique nutritional and eating disorder implications. Additionally, she has experience in bariatric surgery medical nutrition therapy and has developed a curriculum for a bariatric program and has taught bariatric surgery classes as well as a bariatric support group at Kaiser Permanente and understands the unique physiological and psychological issues pre and post-bariatric surgery.
Angela has engaged in several ‘on-sites’ at eating disorder clinics throughout the country to better understand treatment options and the broader eating disorder treatment network. Additionally, she regularly attends conferences and stays current on evidence-based research and treatment. Angela understands the unique ways in which eating disorders develop and are experienced physiologically and psychologically and provides evidence-based medical nutrition therapy with an individualized approach using mindful eating and/or intuitive eating principles. Angela helps patients cultivate a healthy relationship with eating, exercise, and self-efficacy to support eating recovery.
Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (NV)
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)
AND Practice Groups:
- Behavioral Health Nutrition
- Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine
- Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness
- Weight Management
Academy of Eating Disorders (AED)
California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics San Diego (CANDSD)
National Physical Activity Society (NPAS)
In her free time, Angela enjoys spending time on her farm with her husband, daughter, and in-laws. As a city girl ’gone country’, she enjoys gathering eggs from her chicken coop, picking fruit and nuts from her orchard, and gathering veggies from her garden to cook and bake with. As an avid runner for over 20 years, she enjoys striding the countryside or walking her dogs Finnigan and Fiona to see the neighbor’s animals.