Emily Braaten, BS, BA received a joint degree in Nutrition and Spanish from the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill). She’s currently a M.S. Nutrition and Public Health candidate at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City. This fall, she will begin her dietetic internship and work towards becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. She hopes to follow any new interests sparked by the internship before affecting change in policy and structured environments. Emily has worked with a variety of nutritionally focused organizations, including Stronger Health Fitness, Compass Nutrition, Art & Healthy Living programs, and Harlem Grown. Her nutritional philosophy emphasizes whole foods, mindful eating, and personalized approaches to food and fitness. Find her on Twitter at @emilydbraaten.