Rachel joined Iowa State University as the second Registered Dietitian in January 2020. Rachel has been a Registered Dietitian since 2018. She has experience in the community and clinical setting working with patients in rehab/trauma, oncology, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and mental health as well as at YMCAs in Lincoln, NE as a Wellness Specialist. Prior to her position at Iowa State, Rachel worked as a Registered Dietitian with Performance Nutrition at University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
Iowa State University - Director of Sport Nutrition for Football
2020 - Present
University of Nebraska, Lincoln - Dietitian
2018 - 2019
Bryan Hospital – Dietitian
Lincoln and Omaha YMCAs – Wellness Specialist & Group Fitness Instructor
Iowa State University, Department of Kinesiology - Research Assistant & Teaching Assistant
Iowa State University – Bachelor of Science in Diet & Exercise (2017)
Iowa State University – Masters of Science in Diet & Exercise (2017)
University of Nebraska, Lincoln – Dietetic Internship (2018)
Service-Learning Study Abroad – Nutrition, Agriculture and Health in Rural India, Summer 2014
Professional Affiliations and Volunteer Service
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), Professional Member
Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietetics Association (CPSDA), Experienced Member
Family & Other Activities
I am getting married in June!! My fiancé, Josh, and I are getting ready to move into a house around the time of our wedding. I love staying active and can often be found running around Ames or looking for any excuse to be outside. I love to cook, workout, try new restaurants, spend time with my family and cheer on the Cyclones!
I am passionate about helping student-athletes take their performance one step further and meet their goals through nutrition. It is so rewarding to get to help student-athletes learn important life skills when it comes to fueling their bodies for their specific type of training as well as for life beyond sport.