MPA alum in sand dunesWhat are you currently doing, professionally and/or personally?
I am currently pursuing a Master of Science in nutrition and public health at Teachers College, Columbia University.

How did you get there? Where did you attend college? Are there some career moves or other key experiences or relationships that have inspired you?
After practicing business law in New York City for 11 years and participating in triathlons and marathons in my spare time, I decided to change careers to pursue my passion for nutrition and fitness. My goal is to combine my legal experience with my nutrition and public health studies to explore ways to promote healthy eating through public policy.

How did your MPA experience prepare you for your life today? How did MPA help you dream big and do right?
As an MPA “lifer” I grew up in the halls of MPA and am continually grateful to the teachers and staff who made it such a thoughtful, empowering, and enriching community. I have no doubt that the lessons from MPA to dream big and do right helped spur my decision to make a career change and pursue a new path.

This story is part of a new series called The Year of 100 Stories, launched by the Mounds Park Academy Alumni Association in January 2018. All alumni are warmly invited to tell their story! Email for more information.


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