Samara Derdiger

Which committee did you serve on for the first rotation?
Diversity committee.

What has been your favorite experience so far?
My favorite experience so far has been creating a presentation for high school students to spark an interest in a career in dietetics. I believe reaching out to younger generations across the state is key to promoting diversity and inclusion within our profession.

What benefits has the program brought you?
The biggest benefit of this program is the opportunity to network with general members and leadership of the Illinois Academy. I have really enjoyed meeting and working with students from dietetic internships across the state.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In 5 years, I hope to be working as a clinical dietitian in Chicago!