A graduate of Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, PA, Andrea received a bachelor of science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics in the Spring of 2013. She completed a Dietetic Internship Program in the Fall of 2014 to become a Registered Dietitian. Andrea began her career as a Clinical Dietitian at Penn State Health St. Joseph Hospital in Berks County, where she remains employed as a Nutrition Counselor. She also spent time working part-time with Penn State Health Hershey Medical conducting nutrition research. Her specialties include vegan & vegetarian nutrition, weight loss, gastrointestinal health and diabetes. Andrea is also a freelance speaker for various community groups local to and outside of Berks County. She recently appeared on the local Berks County television station and was interviewed by the Reading Eagle for an article on veganism. She received Pennsylvania’s Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year award in 2017. Andrea was raised semi-vegetarian and became vegan 5 years ago. She loves making food, talking about food and eating food and is very thankful to be able to do this everyday whether at work or at home!