Alexandra Paetow allowed me to intern with her starting in the Spring of 2020. As a private practice dietitian who specializes in postpartum nutrition, I have been able to learn the importance of teaching clients instead of just telling them what they should do. Additionally, I have created resources for her clients using Canva and iMovie, which has allowed me to enhance my marketing skills.
From Fall of 2019 through the Spring of 2020 (even through COVID), I worked with FIU Professor Maikel Alendy as he taught a honors course to Freshman students. Being a freshman myself I was able to add helpful advice for the course. Additionally, there were weeks when Kaylin (the other intern) and I had to teach the class ourselves because the Professor was in a meeting. I was able to sharpen my teaching and leadership abilities through these opportunities as we led the class in completing their research projects.