Hanna is a holistic nutritionist and certified health coach who understands that nutrition is interconnected with many other aspects of life like social environment, physical movement, relationships, career, stress, sleep, and more. She earned her Master of Science in Nutrition at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR. Before this, she became a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She also had a Division I volleyball career at Winthrop University in South Carolina where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a minor in Spanish.
During her time as a collegiate athlete, Hanna discovered the powerful role that nutrition plays in both physical and mental wellbeing. After starting to implement healthier habits toward the end of her athletic career, she ultimately began to see positive changes in all aspects of her life.
At NUNM, Hanna received a unique nutrition education that not only included courses like nutritional biochemistry and medical nutrition therapy, but also in-depth information on the gut microbiome, healing foods, therapeutic diets, psychology of eating, food allergies and intolerances, and sports nutrition.
Hanna is a Food As Medicine Everyday Educator and is trained to demonstrate simple techniques for selecting and cooking great tasting nutritious whole foods and teaching how these foods can improve health and prevent disease. She also has experience creating personalized nutrition plans for patients that are created with their medical and social history, dietary preferences, and goals in mind.
Hanna combines her expertise in both evidence-based nutrition counseling and holistic health coaching when working with patients to help them find health and happiness with a focus on nourishment, not restriction. She aims to provide not only education to her patients, but also facilitate a transformation in their lives by guiding them to build healthy, sustainable habits and offering individualized nutrition recommendations.