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FINDING A CAREER PATH: ASHLEY Rosales
As the 2013 Emerging Dietetic Leader from the California Dietetic Association, Ashley Rosales R.D. knew she wanted to pursue a career in health and nutrition as a senior in high school. Her path led her to Santa Rosa Junior college, with its strong transfer connection to UC Davis, a top nutrition school. At SRJC, Ashley’s rigorous classes prepared her to succeed, helping her to graduate top in her class at UC Davis. “I feel like I exceled in the UC Davis program because of the education I received from SRJC and my nutrition teachers there.”
Ashley currently works for the Dairy Council of California, conducting nutrition education and working with leaders at the local and state level to advance policies and legislation that puts dieticians in a better light for health care reform.
Ashley also contributes to community health by providing balanced nutrition education programs and materials that improve eating habits. Prior to joining the Dairy Council of California in 2008, Ashley worked as a Clinical Dietitian at Napa State Hospital, Community Service Director for Home Instead Senior Care and as the Food Service Site Manager for the Yolo County Elderly Nutrition Program.
The Emerging Dietetic Leader award was the result of her involvement as the president of the Northern Area Dietetic Association, where she was honored for her leadership in advancing the profession.
A true leader, Ashley gives back to the schools that made a difference in her life. She guest lectures in SRJC nutrition classes and mentors students and interns from SRJC. Ashley’s passion for nutrition has her focused on increasing prevention and education as a key part of solving the obesity epidemic.
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