Rachel Kingsley, MBA, RD, LDN, CDE, is a Registered, Licensed Dietitian-Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Educator with over 7 years of professional experience in the field of clinical dietetics and nutrition, and currently works as the Diabetes Education Program Coordinator and Outpatient Dietitian & Diabetes Educator for ARAMARK at Ohio Valley General Hospital. Additionally, she serves as a Field Instructor in Sports Medicine and Nutrition for the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. She also has 5 ½ years of volunteer experience working in food and nutrition public policy for local, state, and national dietetics organizations and currently serves as the federal Public Policy Coordinator for the Pennsylvania Dietetic Association. Most recently she has presented at a national conference on nutrition policy grassroots engagement strategy and was also elected as treasurer for the Pittsburgh Dietetic Association for 2013-2014.
In addition, Rachel’s MBA in Business Administration/Innovation Management from Carlow University, she holds a B.S. in Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition from the University of Pittsburgh, where she graduated summa cum laude. Rachel has also been awarded the American Dietetic Association’s 2010 Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year, the 2010 Outstanding ARAMARK Dietitian, and Ohio Valley General Hospital’s Employee of the Month, September 2011.
Rachel has found many of her Carlow experiences to be invaluable in encouraging her to push outside of her “comfort zone” which has translated into opportunities that have enhanced her personal and professional life. “As a relatively introverted person, I am grateful for the opportunities I’ve had through my Carlow MBA program to: travel to China with my Global Business class to explore historical, cultural, social, business, economical, and political dynamics; collaborate in detail with other students; make new connections; think more critically and strategically; directly practice the applications of new tools, skills, and resources, and interact with experienced instructors to receive useful feedback and guidance. As a result, I feel better equipped with the knowledge, understanding, and confidence that I think is integral to bringing more effective management processes, leadership practices, and overall value to my professional and volunteer work as a dietitian, diabetes education program coordinator, and public health policy advocate. I encourage other Carlow students to take advantage of all of the practical experiences that Carlow has to offer!”
“Rachel is an academic and reflective professional who brings humanity to her MBA work. Rachel’s sensitivity to and genuine interests in cultural diversity, and her academic rigor as a trained scientist, will make her a wonderful manager, now that she also has business management skills under her belt,” commented Professor Rachel Chung.
Rachel will accept her MBA Student Award during Carlow’s Honors Convocation on April 18, 2013.