Alyssa grew up in the countryside of Suffolk VA. She grew up learning to cook from her grandmother, which is something she still enjoys doing today. Aside from school, she spent her free time being active by playing sports including, volleyball, basketball and lacrosse.
After high school, Alyssa moved down south to Clemson, South Carolina where she earned a Bachelors Degree in Food Science and Chemistry with a concentration in Nutrition from Clemson University. During her time at Clemson, Alyssa worked along side the Director of Sports Nutrition assisting members of the football team achieve their nutrition goals.
Upon graduation from Clemson, Alyssa was accepted to VCUHS dietetic internship program where she earned over 1300 hours of clinical and counseling experience. During the internship, she found a passion for Hepatology and Gastroenterology.
Alyssa works as a clinical dietitian at Virginia Commonwealth University Health Systems. Her work is primarily focusing on providing medical nutrition therapy for patients with liver disease and GI disorders including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. She is extremely knowledgeable providing her patients with recommendations for preventative care as well as treatment options for existing conditions.
Alyssa believes that making small, REALISTIC and positive modifications to your current diet is how you can succeed at achieving your nutrition goals. You shouldn't have to restrict calories or cut out your favorite foods, but you can make healthy choices that will make your body healthier and happier.