Howdy! My name is Parker and I graduated from Texas A&M University with a BS in Nutritional Sciences in 2016. I then went on to complete my Dietetic Internship and MS in Nutrition at Texas Woman's University in Denton, TX and graduated in May 2019. I became a Registered Dietitian (RD) in February 2019 and am now currently pursuing my PhD in Nutrition while working part-time as a Registered Dietitian, Graduate Assistant, and of course, tutor at Varsity Tutor!
I have a special interest in academia, research, sports nutrition, private practice, leadership, psychology, and wellness for all ages.
I have run 22 half-marathons, 4 full marathons, and am currently training to run the Chicago Marathon in October (my dream race)! Being an avid runner and exerciser, I know the importance of proper nutrition in athletic performance. I enjoy the challenge of tailoring sports nutrition plans for a variety of athletes and am particularly interested in endurance athletes (ultramarathons, marathons, Ironmans).
I have a mission to hire RD's in the high school setting to be proactive among the vulnerable population of adolescents, especially those involved in sports. My ultimate goals include: Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD), academia, nutrition entrepreneur, and research to create validated instruments and provide appropriate interventions among various populations.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: The Texas AM University System Office - Bachelor of Science, Nutrition Sciences
Graduate Degree: Texas Woman's University - Master of Science, Nutrition Sciences
Running, cycling, nutrition, sports nutrition, food, wellness, fitness, hiking, outdoor activities, research, cooking, baking, healthy living, scrapbooking, exploring new towns and restaurants, animals, dog obsessed