Updated: 5 days ago
We are so excited to officially welcome our incoming Class of 2022 to MCDPHDI! Each of these fantastic individuals made it through a rigorous application and interview process and bring a variety of unique experiences with them to our program. We have no doubt that they will be amazing dietetic interns and, ultimately, RD/RDNs!
Over the next few weeks, we will be introducing our entire Class of 2022.
Whitney Mirgeler joins the WIC track from Maricopa County WIC, where she has been since 2018 as a DTR. She has completed a Certificate of Training in Childhood & Adolescent Weight Management through the Commission on Dietetic Registration and plans to pursue a graduate degree in Public Health.
Dyanna Potter joins the full time track after completing her nutrition and dietetics degree at Arizona State University. She brings experience working at the Urban Garden in Mesa with St. Vincent de Paul and volunteering with New Roots Phoenix in their community garden.
Javier Aldama started working for Arizona WIC in 2018 at St. Elizabeth's Health Center. He joins the WIC track from Marana Health Center WIC, where he has been since 2020.
Manda Radulovic is a first-generation Serbian-American who speaks Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, and English. She joins the full time track after graduating from Arizona State University and gaining experience as a research assistant at the School Lunch Study and as a community health educator fellow at St. Vincent de Paul.
Brittaney Zeth joins the WIC track from Mountain Park Health Center WIC. She is currently working on receiving her Masters in Public Health at Grand Canyon University and aspires to become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).
Dajana Moore was born and raised in Costa Rica. She moved to the United States almost 8 years ago and recently gained her citizenship. She joins us with past experiences in personal training, wellness coaching, and as a WIC Nutritionist.
Melissa Smith joins the WIC track with an extensive work history at Adelante Healthcare WIC. She has worked as a Medium Risk Nutritionist, Lactation Consultant, and Breastfeeding Coordinator, along with her most recent role as the WIC Trainer for her agency.
Ashleigh Comber joins us most recently from Chester, England, where she completed her MSc in Public Health Nutrition and has been working alongside Registered Dietitians as a Registered Associate Nutritionist (ANutr).