Nutritionist Recent Graduate
604 Harmony Lane
Pleasantville, CA 94588
NUTRITIONIST • RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT ~ FOOD SCIENCES
Science graduate distinguished from peers through a history of ‘real world’ cross-industry experiences. Extensive IT background has honed strengths in finding solutions, applying a customer service focus to challenges, prioritizing demanding workflows, and meeting deadlines. Internship with a prominent flavor-development company heightened sensory skills and elevated proficiencies in acclimatizing to changing workplaces, priorities, and programs. A mature and tenacious worker with a meticulous approach to detail, “outside the square” thinking, and creative flair.
Comprehensively trained in:
Ÿ Product Development
Ÿ Food Research
Ÿ Meal Design & Management
Ÿ Nutrition Education Techniques
Ÿ Flavor Applications
Ÿ Food Composition
Ÿ Experimental Food Science
Ÿ Elements of Chemistry
Ÿ Nutrition in the Lifecycle
Ÿ Sensory Evaluation
Ÿ Food Composition & Scientific Preparation
Ÿ Organic Chemistry
EDUCATION | TRAINING
Bachelor of Science (Food & Nutrition)
Majors: Human Ecology, Food & Nutrition
Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Montclair State University, USA (2003)
French Regional Cuisine
Le Cordon Bleu, Paris, France (2003)
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer,
Educom, Melbourne, Australia (1999)
Examples of academic projects, challenges, and team work that support career goals
Research Project: “How Diets correlate body image in teenagers”
Personal Contribution: Research and Class Presentation
Partnered with peers in a team of three to produce a research paper within stringent time constraints. Overcame conflicting schedules threatening the deadline by collaboratively setting strategic and realistic goals for work completion, and exploiting internet-messaging technologies for progressive communications. Successfully delivered project on time, to deadline.
Research Project: Human Ecology
Personal Contribution: PowerPoint presentations, research, class address
Key participant in team of three assigned to research and identify the major changes to human ecology over the past 50-years. Conflicting team dynamics and a diversity of personal views were united through diplomatic communications and re-clarification of primary issues. Personally produced all PowerPoint presentations supporting research findings, and contributed to the class address.
Education Project: Nutrition Education Techniques
Personal Contribution: Group training/education, self-evaluation, learning aids
Solo project presenting nutritional information to a “real life” group of adult learners. Adapted presentation techniques to encompass sensory learning by introducing fresh fruit to the classroom experience, launching Wordsearch interactive activities, and designing colorful posters that reinforced the benefits of effective daily nutrition. Surveyed responses demonstrated that despite the group’s outward skepticism, all members absorbed the information presented.
RELEVANT INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
HARMEN & REIMER, NJ, USA
Food Technologist Internship—Sweet Flavor Applications
Reported to: Senior Food Scientist • Clients included: M&M Mars, Nestlé, Glaxo Smith Kline, Pepsi
Summary: International flavor and fragrance company developing products spanning confectionary, coated cereals, flavored yoghurt, granola bars, ice cream, baked goods, and over-the-counter medications.
Outpaced student peers by securing a sought-after internship supporting three senior scientists in the sweet development laboratory. Utilizing a range of natural and synthetic flavor enhancers, produced sample ranges that met each client’s brief for exceeding customers’ taste preferences.
· Met the pressures of devising creative, fresh ideas for clients in this highly competitive industry. Researched existing markets and extended ideas that ensured new products were bold and unique.
· Prioritized own workflows, juggling a diversity of special projects daily for client-tasting or consumer panel evaluations.
· Transitioned from “fresh” recruit to a seasoned performer, working autonomously without scrutiny. Recognized during performance appraisals for attention to detail and distinctively creative approach.
· Contributed to pyramid testing of three product samples via computerized consumer testing.
POWER PLACEMENTS, London, UK
Rapidly acquired reputation as a competent, adaptable contractor, flexible to the needs of diverse workplaces and personalities. Offered superior administrative and computer services to prominent London-based legal, accounting and investment firms.
ADVANCED BARCODE SOLUTIONS, Melbourne Australia
Technical Support /Trainer (contract)
Short-term contract role offering expert telephone and on-site technical support and end-user training. Configured computer hardware and software and presented informal one-on-one and group training sessions to lessen each client’s dependence on first-level support mechanisms.
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, Melbourne Australia
Technical Support / NT Support
Mobile technical support specialist. Installed and troubleshot hardware and software issues onsite, and provided new user education and desktop support for networks, Windows platforms, and Lotus Notes.
AUSTRALIA POST, Melbourne Australia
High-pressure role assuring continuity of computer operations by resolving end-user hardware and software issues via remote dialup, telephone/onsite support, and advanced technical training.