Meet Kristen Allen, CPAND's 2019 Scholarship Recipient!
My name is Kristen Allen, and I have been a Clinical Dietitian working in Harrisburg, PA and the surrounding areas for almost 2 years. I graduated from Penn State in 2015 (We Are!) then went on to complete my dietetic internship at Geisinger Health System in 2017. It was during my internship that I discovered a strong interest in nutrition support and pediatrics. I am currently working on obtaining my CNSC, looking into beginning a Master’s program within the next few years, and clocking hours shadowing and training with our excellent pediatric dietitians in the Level 3 NICU at my workplace. Aside from my career goals, I enjoy running and have an extensive background in art. I am so grateful for the opportunity of this scholarship and I plan to use the awarded funds to attend the ASPEN 2020 Nutrition Science and Practice Conference in Tampa, FL. I’m so excited for this opportunity and thankful for what this field has to offer! -Kristen Allen, RDN, LDN