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ANA LAURA GIMNEZ

1029 Kearney Drive, North Brunswick, NJ 08902 (908) 977-7270 alauragimenez@gmail.com


EDUCATION
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Bachelor of Science, May 2016
Major: Nutritional Sciences, Dietetics Option
Minor: Environmental and Business Economics

WORK EXPERIENCE
WIC Program United States Department of Agriculture

Lakewood, NJ
Program Nutritionist
June 2016-Present

Perform nutrition assessments, prescribe food packages and provide nutrition counseling for WIC participants, including pregnant
and/or lactating mothers, infants and children up to the age of 5

Assess and tailor individualized nutrition treatment plans for high-risk participants including but not limited to those with low
hemoglobin, low weight gain, high weight gain, insufficient vitamin intake and inappropriate use of bottles

Recognize larger health issues in program participants and provide referrals to appropriate health care professionals.

Administer nutrition education classes

Child Health Institute of New Jersey - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

New Brunswick, NJ
Nutrition Volunteer in the Pediatric Gastroenterology Department
May 2016-Present

Shadow three dietitians on a weekly basis (225 hours to date), observing and learning about the nutritional treatment of patients
including but not limited to Celiac disease, short bowel syndrome, cystic fibrosis, feeding disorders, Arginase deficiency, glucose/
galactose intolerance, scurvy and hypertension

Perform brief nutrition assessments including diet recalls and food frequency questionnaires

Entry of food records into food processor and the subsequent scanning for nutritional deficiencies in patients

Provide interpretation for Spanish-speaking patients

Maintenance of special infant formula inventories and updating and translation of informational handouts

SNAP-Ed Program United States Department of Agriculture

New Brunswick, NJ
March 2016- April 2016

Nutrition Educator

Served in a six-week program administering nutrition education to 4th grade students

Educated program participants on fundamentals of nutrition; ranging from food groups to more specific lessons on nutrients such as
iron, calcium and vitamin C

Hub City Fresh: Healthy Corner Store Initiative

New Brunswick, NJ
Research Assistant
August 2015-January 2016

Assisted Rutgers University Professor Nurgul Fitzgerald in a grant-funded program aimed to decrease food insecurity in the New
Brunswick area by targeting local bodegas and corner stores

Collected survey data from human participants for research

Helped translate documents as well as communicate with Spanish-speaking store owners

Rutgers University Fitness Center

New Brunswick, NJ
Fitness Assistant/Supervisor
October 2011-May 2016

Supervised a staff of 20 student fitness assistants in University fitness facilities and ensured that safety precautions were followed
and maintained

Managed sales revenue and inventory up to $500

Helped promote health initiatives and Rutgers Recreation events on campus.

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS, AFFILIATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Student Member


Fluent in Spanish, Native Speaker, Written and Verbal Proficiency
Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative, Certified in Human Subjects Research
CPR/ AED and ServSafe Certified