About a year after I had my first child, I faced a crisis. After nearly a decade of working as a dietitian in various roles, I was feeling unfulfilled and unsure of my path forward. Every night when I turned on the news, I felt the world was spiraling out of control and I often wondered what kind of world and future I had brought my son into. I wanted to work to create change on a broad scale but was unsure of how I would fit in or be useful in the space of activism and policy change.
A friend introduced me to The Climate Reality Project, Al Gore’s non-profit whose mission is to empower everyday people with the tools they need to understand and fight the climate crisis. I attended one of the trainings a few months later and began to feel a renewed sense of purpose. As I worked and learned in the climate space, I discovered just how much our diets contribute to the crises we’re facing. As a dietitian, I knew how simple changes could improve our own health and I was learning more and more how much they could improve the health of the planet as well.
Now I work to educate individuals on how the choices they make affect their own health and the livability of our planet. My goal is to help people make sustainable changes to their diet and lifestyle to improve both their and the planet’s health. Individual choices make a difference and are always within our control, but I also never lose sight of the broad scale changes that need to happen on a national and global level to ensure this planet’s livability. In my work with individuals, as well as in my advocacy work, I hope to empower people to work for a more regenerative food system that nourishes all life on this planet.