Infuse Issue 13 May 2021 - Page 46

" If someone ’ s advice makes you feel smaller , don ' t take it . If that advice makes you feel open , like you can shine , then go with it ." image courtesy of @ sassiicecream /

When I started the Masters degree , my newborn had health issues and my advisors from the university actually suggested I leave the course . I understand they were thinking about my wellbeing , but I was so determined to learn and do my best . After seeing my determination , the same person who suggested leaving the course actually supported me with my decision - and I ’ m so grateful and appreciative of that .
Why did you want to become a dietitian ?
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When I was growing up , I was really interested in medicine and wanted to be a doctor . I loved chemistry … I was always collecting books about science and human physiology . When I finished high school , the nutrition and dietetics majors really clicked with me . I thought to myself , ‘ It ' s about the human body … It ' s about food … It ' s like chemistry … It ' s science … It ' s magical … It ' s experimental . I want to be that !’
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