My name is Linsey Johnson, I am a senior dietetics student at University of North Dakota. Through the Coordinated Dietetics Program at UND I have completed supervised practice in multiple facilities throughout Northern Minnesota and North Dakota. For my final rotations I interned at Lakewood Health System in my hometown of Staples, Minnesota and currently at Compass in Seattle, Washington.
My interest in becoming a dietitian started about ten years ago when I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Since then my passion surrounding nutrition and wellness has flourished caring for my own health and pursing my education. While completing my internships as a student dietitian I have been exposed to many inpatient, outpatient, and community settings within the field. There are multiple avenues to take my career within dietetics; I am excited to see what area I end up working.
My time spent at UND has gone quickly, throughout my career as a student I have acted as president of our department’s student organization (Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics), worked at the Health and Wellness Hub on campus as a Nutrition and Physical Activity Peer Educator, and involved myself in many professional organizations. SAND coordinated National Nutrition Month events on campus and a community wide food drive that donated to a local Grand Forks food pantry. During my time spent at UND, it was fun educate peers on nutrition encouraging wellness throughout campus.
In my spare time, I enjoy traveling with my family and friends, cooking, reading, and being outdoors skiing and hiking. I am grateful for my membership in MAND connecting me with wonderful professionals working within the field of dietetics. We are all passionate about creating lifestyles centered on optimal nutrition, it is valuable to corroborate sharing our dietetic practices that work well for patients and communities.