Meet the Interns
Hi, my name is Sayler Schuster and I am from Anderson, SC. I received both my undergraduate and graduate degree from Clemson University while working for the Clemson Football Performance Nutrition staff. In my free time I enjoy playing with my dog, going for a run and hanging out with my family. I look forward to furthering my knowledge through East Carolina’s dietetic internship!
My name is Beverly Watson and I am from Raleigh N.C., and I have a bachelor’s degree from ECU in Nutrition and Dietetics. I am currently working to earn a master’s in nutrition science and eventually become a registered dietitian. In my first year of grad school, I was fortunate to be able to work in the Fresh Start Program, which provides nutrition education and health coaching to uninsured diabetic patients around eastern North Carolina. I am looking forward to our rotations this coming year and being able to provide outstanding care to individuals around N.C.!
Hi, my name is Madison Sims, and I am from Charlotte, NC. I received my undergraduate degree from East Carolina University and currently enrolled in the MS Nutrition program at ECU. I have worked with East Carolina Football Nutrition team as well as worked at ECU Family Medicine as the Diabetes Prevention Program Coordinator. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here and cannot wait to continue as a dietetic intern!
My name is Christopher Hodges. I have been living in Greenville for 5 years while attending ECU for both undergrad and graduate school. Last year I had the opportunity to be both a teaching assistant and a research assistant which was a great experience. I am looking forward to the internship and hope to use all the knowledge I have gained and will gain through this journey in my career as a registered dietitian. Alongside my academic and career goals I also strive to be a better person overall and have recently been pushing myself to be more of a social advocate.
My name is Rupatun Win. I am originally from Burma, but moved with my family to New Bern, NC when I was twelve years old. I have worked as a graduate assistant and as a research assistant in ECU’s Department of Nutrition. I have also been a tutor at the Pirate Academic Success Center for the past two years. I have experience in long term care health facilities such as nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and hospital settings, including an interdisciplinary team relating to nutritional care with students from different IPE department as a graduate student.
Tiffany Nguyen graduated from Texas Tech University with a B.S. in Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics and with a M.S. in Nutritional Sciences – thesis options. After graduation, she began working with the WIC Nutrition Program in Texas. She is passionate about sports although you will not see her playing soccer or ultimate frisbee any time soon. She hopes to pursue a career in sports nutrition.
Brandon Stroud completed his Master of Public Health and Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics at East Carolina University. He maintains active certifications as both a certified personal trainer and health education specialist. He has spent the last 5 years working as a personal trainer to help clients meet their physical activity/lifestyle goals. He has also served as the Farm to Clinic Assistant Director for the last 3 years and provided nutrition, physical activity, and health education to patients with type-2 diabetes. After completing the dietetic internship, he plans to pursue a PhD in nutrition science.
Hi, my name is Rosi Vega. I was born and raised in Goldsboro, North Carolina, to Mexican immigrant parents. I am a proud ECU pirate getting my bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and dietetics and my Master’s in Nutrition. For the past few years, I have worked closely with the Hispanic/Latinx community by providing them with Spanish diabetes management and nutrition education. I also had the opportunity to lead focus groups to collect data to develop culturally appropriate nutrition education materials for this demographic of people. I want to continue working with them to receive the adequate and quality health care they deserve.
My name is Dukes McCoy, and I’m from Columbia, South Carolina. I completed my bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Clemson University, where I worked for the Clemson Football Performance Nutrition Staff and also was a Teaching Assistant for the Nutrition Assessment, Community Nutrition, and Professional Development courses. I enjoy spending my free time doing pretty much any physical activity whether it be playing pickleball, walking my dog, or working out. I’m really excited to spend my time at ECU learning more about the dietetic profession!