Megan Vallas

Which committee did you serve on for the first rotation?
Organizational Planning

What has been your favorite experience so far?
I have enjoyed meeting other dietetic interns from different programs in Illinois. Since we all come from different backgrounds, it is interesting to see people from other programs and learn about what they are doing. I have also enjoyed interacting with leaders in the IAND and all that they do to improve our profession.

What are you hoping to learn from the program?
I hope to learn more about leadership in dietetics and how a not-for-profit organization functions. I also hope to increase my public policy knowledge and how I can advocate for the dietetics profession. In addition, I would like to further develop my ability to work as a team and improve my critical thinking skills. 

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I see myself working in many different settings after I graduate, but right now I am leaning towards something in a community setting. I think it is really rewarding to see the impact that you have on others, and I think this is more evident in a community environment.