My goal is to provide world class nutrition support, using my background in sports nutrition, exercise physiology, data science, and research.
I have been a sports dietitian since 2014, providing nutrition consultation to individual athletes as well as teams, including professional athletes, members of National and Olympic teams, and World Champions.
I have designed, conducted, and published original research studies in peer-reviewed journals, and translated the findings into practical application for coaches and athletes.
Applied data science is integral to my current practice as a sports dietitian and researcher, using the R programming language as part of my data collection, statistical analysis, data visualization, and to generate reports of my findings. I particularly love using unconventional or underutilized sources of data to uncover actionable insights. I have recently conducted two large-scale modelling projects using both linear models and machine learning techniques to better understand physiological factors influencing training adaptations, and created Shiny dashboards to make the findings accessible to a wider audience.
PhD in Exercise Physiology, 2019 - 2023
Auckland University of Technology
M.S. Nutritional Science, 2014
California State University, Los Angeles
B.A. Music Production and Engineering, 2000
Berklee College of Music
The purpose of this study was to investigate skeletal muscle proteins involved in fatty acid oxidation.
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between daily carbohydrate intake and perceived recovery status and determine if group-level statistics can generalize to individual athletes.
The aim of the present investigation was to determine the reliability and validity of the 3MT for estimation of the MMSS when performed in remote settings by unsupervised athletes using their own indoor cycling setup.
The purpose of this analysis was to investigate factors influencing the RER during cycling exercise and formulate regression models to determine which factors best explain RER during exercise, their relative influence, and the result of multiple variables being modulated simultaneously.
The purpose of this analysis was to (1) investigate correlations between factors influencing AMPK activation and the magnitude of change in AMPK activity during cycling exercise, (2) investigate correlations between commonly reported measures of AMPK activation (AMPK-a2 activity, phosphorylated (p)-AMPK, and p-acetyl coenzyme A carboxylase (p-ACC), and (3) formulate linear regression models to determine the most important factors for AMPK activation during exercise.
The aim of this crossover study was to determine the effects of three different pre-exercise nutrition strategies on substrate oxidation, performance during HIIT, and exercise-induced oxidative stress.
A case report of an elite ultra-endurance cyclist, who was the winner and course record holder of 2 distinct races within a 4-month span - a 24-hour solo cycling race (Bike Sebring 24 h) and a 2-man team multiday race (RAAM).
The aim of this study was to determine the influence of three days of high- and low-carbohydrate diets on the energetic cost of submaximal swimming.
The purpose of this review is to highlight the current knowledge of the influence of pre-exercise nutrition ingestion on the metabolic, physiological, and performance responses to endurance training. We also highlight areas for practitioners where evidence is lacking, particularly regarding trained athletes, and suggest directions for future research.
The aim of this study is twofold. The first aim is to determine the self-reported beliefs and practices relating to pre-exercise nutrition intake among endurance athletes of varying ages and competitive levels. The second objective is to determine whether differences in nutrition practices or beliefs rela‐ ted to sex, competitive level, or habitual dietary pattern exist.
The aim of this study is to describe the prevalence and determinants of exercise performed in the overnight-fasted state among endurance athletes of varying backgrounds and competitive levels.
This study was designed to determine how a 2-km swim affects the cycling power-duration relationship by having a group of triathletes perform a 3MT in a rested state and a 3MT immediately after a 2-km swim at half-iron distance triathlon intensity.