I am currently 19 years old and a sophmore at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. I am majoring in psychology and nutrition. After recieving my bachelor's degree, I will do a one-year internship for nutrition. This internship is required in order to be a registered dietician. Once I am a registered dietician I will go to graduate school in order to recieve a Ph.D. in psychology. All of this school will make me a Psychologist and a Registered Dietician. This will give me the adequate resources to work with people with eating disorders for a living. It is my goal to help slow the incidence of these disorders and to help those currently living with them.
Why did I start Healthy Models?
All my life I have been surrounded with eating disorders. My family and friends have been affected in many ways by these horrible disorders. On a more personal level, I have also been affected. Fortunately, I am well on my way to full recovery. It is because of this that I want to dedicate my life to helping people with eating disorders. However, I did not want to wait until I had all of my degrees to do something. I was trying to determine how I could help people while still an undergraduate, and I came up with this club. In my opinion, no one should have to go through such a horrible experience, especially since our society contributes so much to the prevalence of these disorders.
Call to action...
Have you ever known anyone with an eating disorder? I guarantee you that at some point in your life you will. Almost everyone in college already has. College is a breeding ground for these disorders; these same disorders that consume and destroy people's lives. Anorexia is the most deadly psychological disorder. With the number of eating disorders rapidly rising, I ask for your help. I understand we must start small, but we must start somewhere. Something must be done to save the youth of America from these deadly and debilitating diseases. I honestly believe, that once firmly established, Healthy Models can make a significant difference in the incidence of eating disorders in America.