Meet the Team
DIETITIAN, COMMUNITY MANAGER, JENNIFER RIVERA
Jennifer is a Registered Dietitian. She graduated from Texas Tech University with a B.S. in Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics and completed her dietetic internship at the University of Maryland, College Park with an emphasis on Information Technology and Nutrition Communications. Her interest in nutrition stemmed from the idea that food has the power to not only heal but bring people together. Along with this, she is passionate about making nutrition education easy to digest and accessible to all. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys trying out new restaurants, pilates, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
NUTRITION WRITER AND CONTRIBUTOR, TANGELA KINDELL
Tangela is a nutritionist with an M.S. in nutrition and health promotion from Simmons University and a B.S. in communication from Boston University. Tangela’s passion for nutrition, health equity, food justice, and women’s health drives her current work in nutrition research, nutrition communications, and health education. She works closely with culturally connected nutrition organizations to provide real-world solutions to racial, ethnic, and gender disparities in health. In her free time, she loves cooking, reading, yoga, and long walks in good weather. You can connect with Tangela on Instagram.
NUTRITION WRITER, CLAUDIA CARRILLO
Claudia is an Iowa State University 2021 graduate with a double degree in nutritional sciences and dietetics. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in biochemical nutrition at the same institution. Claudia loves to spend time with friends and family in her free time, trying new recipes, going for runs, and trying new hobbies like taking care of plants. She is passionate about nutrition research, as it has been a part of her life for three years. She has worked on various projects that focus on the role eating patterns and drug interventions play in the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome and type 2 diabetes. Her goal is to become a women’s health dietitian, and she hopes to use what she has learned during years of research to help women feel empowered by their bodies and break the stigma of diet culture.
WELLNESS CONTRIBUTOR, LAUREN SCHEUNEMAN
Lauren is a 2018 Loyola University Graduate with a passion for health and wellness. Her interests include connecting with the community through fitness and nutrition and researching preventative nutrition options. Lauren’s passion for health and wellness really started within the fitness space, but she is now focusing on the “360 approaches” to wellness and how significant of a role one’s nutrition and mental health play into the overall equation. She is particularly passionate about women’s health issues, and about encouraging women to have the oftentimes difficult/taboo conversations to be their own advocates when it comes to all things health!
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