As of fall semester 2017, Therese started a newly formed position as Program Coordinator for FSCN. In this capacity, she works with initiatives involving the proposed Food and Nutrition Innovation Institute, specifically to find ways for our students to gain valuable professional experience. Therese coordinates the Nutrition Faculty Mentoring Program, co-teaches FSCN 1001 and FSCN 4667, and facilitates the Nutrition’s Foundations of Interprofessional Communication and Collaboration (FIPCC) course for the Dietetics students. She works with the Nutrition Undergraduate Chair with program planning and assists with student orientation. She is also the department adviser for the newly formed student group Student Ambassadors for Food, Health, and Culture.
Therese is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a background in clinical nutrition. She attended The College of St. Catherine in St. Paul (now called called St. Catherine University), completed her Dietetic Internship at The Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston, Mass.), then worked at the Mayo Medical Center (Rochester) for 10 years. She specialized in Nutrition Support, Weight Loss, and Pediatric Diabetes. While in Rochester, Therese completed a Masters in Public Health Nutrition through the U of M School of Public Health, Twin Cities Campus.