Welcome to my dietetic portfolio. My name is Stephanie. I am a recent graduate from The University of Alabama where I majored in Food and Nutrition. I completed my degree while living in Asia.
What sets me apart from others?
For the past four years I have lived overseas in Asia with my husband and our son. I moved to Asia to teach English and learn another culture. Living overseas has accelerated my maturity and taught me how to thrive in uncomfortable situations. Being immersed in a foreign culture presents daily challenges, even doing the most mundane tasks. Yet, I enjoy meeting new, interesting people and stepping outside my comfort zone. I have collected lifelong friendships and embraced foreign cultures and traditions. New sights, smells, and people have brought new perspective to my life. I understand how to bend, accept change and unease, and stay motivated.
I have completed the last two years of my undergraduate degree online as a distance-learning student. Through distance learning courses, I learned essential life skills such as time management and self-motivation. I quickly learned I did not have the tutoring and help from professors and TAs that traditional students receive. Consequently, I learned the value of self-teaching and actively learning. I have polished my communication and leadership skills through distance learning group projects and online coursework. During my senior year, I had the privilege of shadowing Army Registered Dietitians in Seoul, South Korea. The Army Registered Dietitians guided me in my career aspirations. The culmination of all my life experiences make me a most qualified candidate for the United States Army. I am fully capable to perform in any situation.
I am a diligent student, mother, and wife. I value family, unity, personal courage, and teamwork. I am a highly motivated person with a goal to complete my master’s degree and become an Army Registered Dietitian. I believe joining the U.S. Army will give my life more meaning and value. Joining an elite team of soldiers would allow me the chance to be part of something much bigger in life. I am eager to advance my studies, develop my career in dietetics, and expand my horizons. Because of the Army's program, I look forward to being placed in positions of responsibility and receive experiences that most entry-level RDs would never experience. I am a sanguine and open minded individual with determination to succeed. I love my country and I am ready to serve in the United States Army. I offer selfless service, loyalty, respect, and maturity.
I know that I will be an asset to the U.S. Army because of my experiences living and working overseas, being a mother, wife, and student. If accepted into the U.S. Army Baylor dietetic internship program, I will humbly embrace and accept the challenge, and I will motivate others around me to do the same. I am ready to make the commitment and take on new responsibilities.