Michelle received her graduate degree in Nutritional Science from San Jose State University, and completed her Dietetic Internship to receive her Registered Dietitian degree at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. She currently practices as a Clinical Dietitian at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, working with patients in both in- and outpatient settings, to optimize their nutrition status and help them meet their nutrition goals. She also teaches Introductory Nutrition as an Adjunct Nutrition Instructor at De Anza College in Cupertino.
Early on in her career in nutrition, Michelle discovered a passion for educating others about the benefits of healthful eating through counseling, cooking, and recipe modification. As a Registered Dietitian, Michelle strives to help her clients modify their lifestyle, behavior, and attitude towards nutrition in order to live a healthier life. The ability to empower her clients with the knowledge that food and nutrition can play a positive role in their health is what drives Michelle’s passion and love for the field.
Michelle strongly believes that nutrition, wellness, and fitness go hand-in-hand. As such, she is physically active on a daily basis and enjoys hiking, running, yoga, and rock climbing. In her free time, Michelle also likes to cook and bake, often modifying recipes to be more healthful. Michelle was born in San Francisco, California and grew up in both the North and South Bay. She currently lives in Cupertino.
3+ Years building effective meal plans and nutritional programs
M.S., Nutritional Science, San Jose State University
Dietetic Internship, Stanford Hospital & Clinics
Registered Dietitian degree, Commission on Dietetic Registration
B.A., Linguistics and International Studies, Pitzer College